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.
Fried Plantains, Accra 2015
Ase beans, Brong Ahafo Region 2016
Guinea Fowl, Tamale 2016
Sunset, Volta Region 2015
No caption necessary, Accra 2015
Jollof rice and wagashi (cheese), Accra 2016
Lunch-time interview, Accra 2016
Signboard promoting development project, Upper East Region 2015
Certified cowpea, Accra 2015
Fresh Coconut, Accra 2016
Refreshments served at a food security conference, Accra 2015
National Rice Festival, Accra 2015
Chale Wote festival, Accra 2015
Canoe, Central Region 2016
Pito brewers, Upper East Region 2016
Anti-GMO activists table at a Vegetarian Festival, Accra 2015
Indomie (instant ramen) stand, Upper East Region 2016
$4 herbicide, Accra 2015
Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Ghana) 2016