Meet Adaugo Pamela Nwakanma, 2022 Advancing Research Grants for Early Career Scholars Recipient

Adaugo Pamela Nwakanma, Harvard University
Project Title:
Women, Power and Networks: The Gendered Politics of Economic Empowerment

Adaugo Pamela Nwakanma is a Leading Edge Fellow at the American Council for Learned Societies. She earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Government with a secondary field in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Amongst other activities, she researches and teaches on the political economy of gender and development in various emerging economies with particular emphasis on the African context and the African diaspora. Her published work has appeared in journals such as Perspectives on Politics and Politics, Groups, and Identities (forthcoming), as well as edited volumes such as the Palgrave Handbook of African Women’s Studies and Routledge’s African Scholars and Intellectuals in the North American Academy: Reflections of Exile and Migration. Her interdisciplinary research thus far has won awards from the American Political Science Association and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Prior to her doctoral studies, Nwakanma worked as an Urban Education Fellow and Vice-HBO Translator in New York City. She received her B.A in International Studies-Economics with a secondary field in Linguistics from the University of California, San Diego in 2014.

About the APSA Advancing Research Grants for Early Career Scholars

The APSA Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grants provide support for the advancement of scholars from historically racial and ethnic underrepresented groups and for research that examines political science phenomena affecting historically underserved communities and underrepresented groups and communities. In June 2022, APSA awarded six projects for the APSA Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grant for Early Career Scholars for a combined total award amount of $12,000.

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