About Me

Oh! JoeI am an incoming Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University.  My research broadly focuses on development, agriculture, and social movements in Ghana, and my interests are multifaceted:

  • Food sovereignty efforts in response to the introduction of “improved” seeds (e.g. hybrid and genetically modified) vis-à-vis the African Green Revolution. Learn more about my dissertation research here.
  • Colonial legacies in Ghana, specifically in relation to food and agriculture, development, education, and subjectivity.

I hold a PhD and MA in Anthropology from American University and a BA in International Studies from the University of California-San Diego.