Nana Akua Anyidoho is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Social Policy Studies (CSPS) at the University of Ghana. Her research focuses on the ways in which marginalized social groups (in particular, young people and women) respond to globalizing and neo-liberalizing policy structures in their struggles for social and economic rights. Given the complexity of the person-policy nexus, she brings an interdisciplinary perspective to her research: she has a BA in Psychology (1997) from the University of Ghana and a PhD in Human Development and Social Policy (2005) from Northwestern University, with additional training in African Studies, statistics, economics, and in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She has published in development studies, gender studies, and African studies journals, and is on the editorial boards of African Affairs, African Review of Economics and Finance, and Policy Studies
Prof. Anyidoho has taught and supervised graduate students for 16 years. She was Coordinator from 2017 to 2019 of the Pan-African Doctoral Academy (PADA), which supports doctoral training on the African continent.
She serves on the Executive Committee of the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA), the Board of Directors of the African Studies Association, and the Governing Council of the University of Ghana. She is the immediate past President of the Ghana Studies Association (GSA).
Details of her projects, publications and professional service can be found at anyidoho.me