My dissertation examines changing agricultural and development landscapes in Ghana and the actors who seek to shape them. Specifically, my research looks at food sovereignty efforts in response to the introduction of “improved” seeds (e.g. hybrid and genetically modified) vis-à-vis the African Green Revolution. A day in the life of dissertation research looked something like this.

My dissertation research was generously funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation (Dissertation Fieldwork Grant), Fulbright-Hays (Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship), American University (Office of Graduate Studies Doctoral Student Research Award), and Explorers Club Washington Group (Exploration and Field Research Grant).

See a list of my publications here.