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Teaching Assistant and PhD student (Department of Politics), York University, Canada

Emmanuel Graham is a Natural Resource Governance Consultant. He is currently a PhD student at York University Department of Politics in Toronto, Ontario Canada. He was a graduate student of Political Science and a Graduate Assistant at the Political Science Department University of Windsor in Canada. He was the Extractive Governance Policy Advisor consultant at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP). He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Political Science from the University of Ghana. He was a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Political Science Department University of Ghana from 2010 to 2011 (as national service personnel) and 2013 to 2014 (Graduate Assistant). In terms of research interest, Graham’s focus is on the political economy of the extractive sector and energy politics in Ghana and West Africa. His research has been on the role of civil society in escaping the resource curse in Ghana, oil exploration and production in sub-Saharan Africa. He is also, interested in electoral politics, political vigilantism, and democratic consolidation in Ghana and West Africa. He has some publications in international peer-reviewed journals such as Extractive Industry and Society, Africa Review, Insight on Africa, and Journal of African Elections


  • –present
    Graduate Researcher,, York University, Canada