Higher Degree by Research Candidate
PhD Candidate (IR),Tutor (Comparative Pol.)
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Kwaku is a PhD candidate (International Relations) and Academic Staff member tutoring Comparative Politics (USA, China, India, Japan, Russia and EU) at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Adelaide (UoA), Australia. His research project deploys a comparative approach in exploring constructions of China in two sub-Saharan Africa countries. He is an experienced Teaching/Research Assistant with an extensive intercontinental profile - his academic travels have taken him to all continents except Latin America. Kwaku was the 2014 best graduating student from the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana (UG) with an FGPA of 3.95/4.00. He was part of a team that represented the University at the 2013 African Presidential Roundtable in Johannesburg hosted by Boston University’s African Presidential Center. He holds an MSc in Globalization from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Diplomas in Project Finance, and Economy of Trade Ports, from MINES ParisTech, and ENSTA ParisTech respectively. He has held prestigious scholarships ranging from Norway’s Quota Scheme to the European Athens Programme (NTNU), USAID American African Universities Collaborative, Ohio University’s (OU) Teaching Assistantship and the Adelaide Scholarship International. Kwaku was the Acting President/General Secretary of the Ghanaian Students Association in Trondheim, Norway. Besides Amnesty International (Field Ambassador) and Office of the Legal Counsel, UG (Paralegal), he has worked as a consultant and researcher/teaching assistant for several universities/institutes across four continents (NTNU, OU, the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement and UoA), has three scholarly publications and peer reviews for several journals. He has also consulted for the Ministry of Finance, Ghana, and the ChinAfrica Project and Africa-China Reporting Project at University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg.
Date Position Institution name 2019 - 2020 Research Associate West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement 2019 Tutor (Comparative Politics) The University of Adelaide 2018 PhD Candidate University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2017 - 2017 Graduate Administrative Assistant (Communications) West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement, University of Ghana 2017 - 2018 Reviewer West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement 2017 - 2017 Teaching Assistant Ohio University, Athens 2016 - 2017 Research Assistant Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim 2014 - 2015 Paralegal University of Ghana
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French —
Date Institution name Country Title 2015 - 2017 Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway MSc Globalization, Politics and Culture 2008 - 2013 University of Ghana Ghana BA in Political Science with Sociology
Date Title Institution name Country — Project Finance Mines ParisTech France — Economy of Trade Ports Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees France
Year Citation 2019 Dankwah, K. O., & Amoah, P. A. (2019). Gauging the dispositions between indigenes, Chinese and other immigrant traders in Ghana: towards a more inclusive society. Asian Ethnicity, 20(1), 67-84.
2019 Dankwah, K. O., & Valenta, M. (2019). Chinese entrepreneurial migrants in Ghana: socioeconomic impacts and Ghanaian trader attitudes. Journal of Modern African Studies, 57(1), 1-29.
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2018 Dankwah, K. O., & Valenta, M. (2018). Mixed fragmented migrations of Iraqis and challenges to Iraqi refugee integration: The Jordanian experience. Middle Eastern Studies, 54(2), 253-269.
Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI)
Teaching Assistantship from Ohio University (2017)
Athens Programme (2016 and 2017)
Norwegian Government Quota Scheme Scholarship for Developing Countries (2015 to 2017)
African Presidential Roundtable (Johannesburg, 2013)
Comparative Politics (US, China, Russia, EU, India, Japan)
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2019 - ongoing The ChinAfrica Project and Africa-China Reporting Project - University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa Non-profit, fully-independent multimedia resource Scientific research South Africa
Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice
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