Meet Aminu Dramani, 2021 First Generation Scholar in the Profession

Aminu Dramani is a Ph.D. candidate in Peace and Conflict studies in the Sociology and Social Work Department at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Aminu earned his MPhil in Political Science from the University of Ghana. He was born and raised in Accra, Ghana. Aminu was the first in his family to earn an MPhil degree. His vision is to become an internationally acclaimed conflict scholar. Before he commenced the Ph.D., Aminu had been teaching at the Kwame Nkrumah University. He is not only more than grateful to the APSA Committee on the Status of FirstGeneration Scholars for selecting him as a grantee but also for investing in other students who are passionate about bringing positive impact to their respective communities.

About the APSA First Generation Scholar in the Profession Accessibility Grant
In 2015, the APSA Executive Council approved a new standing Committee on First Generation Higher Education Scholars in the Profession, parallel to the existing APSA status committees. The goal is to bring focused attention to the ways in which class, economic inequality, and mobility can affect political scientists’ ability to thrive educationally and professionally throughout their careers. The travel and accessibility grant is intended to support First Generation Higher Education Scholars in the Profession who attend the APSA Annual Meeting. Learn more.