(University of Cape Coast)
Dorothy Takyiakwaa is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Cape Coast and an upcoming scholar. Dorothy is a motivated and tenacious academic with great training in social research, teaching, advocacy, intercultural competency and have extensive experience gained from working with seasoned academics. She delights in influencing Africa and world at large through her scholarly outputs.
Dorothy landed an accelerated PhD opportunity in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, where she worked as a teaching assistant, based on her excellent performance in the first year of her Master’s degree programme. Her knowledge, experience and ready-to-learn attitude has led her to collaborate with numerous professors, in the capacities of assistantship and co-investigator, in conducting various researches within and outside her interests. In addition, she is a trained creator of communication campaigns. She is also affiliated with the Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation, in the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Cape Coast.
Dorothy holds a BA in Sociology, with Economics minor, from the University of Cape Coast. Her current doctoral research focuses on internal migration, social networks, association formation and integration in urban spaces. Dorothy’s research interests are in the areas of migration, ethnicity, land commercialisation, agriculture and livelihood, gender and sexuality and children-oriented studies.
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