Akua Agyei-Boateng

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Graduate School Student

Akua Agyei-Boateng graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2019 with a BS in Neuroscience and Behavior and a minor in Africana Studies. Following her first year, she was inducted into the Kellogg Institute’s International Scholars Program where she worked as a research assistant to historian Dr. Mariana Candido, whose research explores the history of West Central Africa during the era of the transatlantic slave trade. During the course of her undergraduate career, Akua received several grants to complete her thesis on the implications of race on the history of African Studies and the African Studies Association for which she was awarded the Department of Africana Studies’ Wright, Flint-Hamilton & Mason Award for excellence in research. Akua is particularly interested in the West’s influence on Africa and, during her time at Yale, plans to research the impact western-based INGOs have in Africa.