Higher Education in Africa. Youth, Youth Migration and Mobility. Digital Humanities and Social Media. Inclusive Sustainable Economic Development, Democratization and Ghanaian Politics.
- Postdoc Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute in the project “The Space and Role of Political Science in the Evolving Democratic Transformation in Africa” (link to project site).
- PhD project at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana: Student Migration Aspirations (link to project site).
- Lecturer at Ashesi University, Ghana.
- Open activist at Creative Commons Ghana.
- Hallberg Adu, K. (2020). The promise of digital humanities pedagogy: Decolonizing a diverse classroom in Ghana. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqaa023
- Hallberg Adu, K. (2020). “Digital Communication Tools in the Classroom as a Decolonial Solution: Pedagogical Experiments from Ashesi University in Ghana” in Langmia, K. and Lando, A.L. (Eds.) Digital Communication at Crossroads in Africa (p. 157-176). Palgrave Pivot.
- “Resources, relevance and impact – key challenges for African Universities” (May, 2020). Policy Note. Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala. http://nai.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:1429390
- Hallberg Adu, K. (2019, January 24). Ghana’s royal visitors. Africa Is A Country. Retrieved January 28, 2019, from https://africasacountry.com/2019/01/ghanas-shared-histories-and-shared-futures
- Hallberg Adu, K. (2019). “Mobility in the Global Knowledge Society: StudentMigration Aspirations in Ghana.” Journal of International Mobility No 7. https://doi.org/10.3917/jim.007.0023
- Hallberg Adu, K. (2017, June 2). A rough but rewarding road to educating ethical leaders. Retrieved June 12, 2017, from http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170601083530889
- Hallberg Adu, K. (2016, May 29). Das andere Afrika: Hauptfach: Ethik. Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Retrieved from https://www.nzz.ch/feuilleton/schauplatz/das-andere-afrika-hauptfach-ethik-ld.85236
- Hallberg Adu, K. (2016, April). The Public-Private Divide in Higher Education. APSA Africa Workshop Alumni E-Newsletter, 3(2), 8–11.
- cihablog. (2015, September 25). In the News: A Deeper Understanding of African Migrants. Retrieved March 4, 2016, from http://www.cihablog.com/in-the-news-a-deeper-understanding-of-african-migrants/
- Hallberg Adu, K. (2014). Nigeria’s Nonviolent Protest Movements Gathering Momentum. Emergence Magazine. Retrieved from http://mettacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/emergence%20July-%20Africa%202014.pdf
- Hallberg Adu, K. (2014b). What is the opposite of a knowledge society? A critical reflection from Ghana. In L. Amoah (Ed.), Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa. IGI Global
- Öberg, P.O. and Hallberg Adu, K. 2009. “The Deceptive Juncture: The Temptation of Attractive Explanations and the Reality of Political Life” in Magnusson & Ottosson (eds.) The Evolution of Path Dependence. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Available here.
- Hallberg Adu, K. (2009). Private Higher Education on the Rise. University World News.
- Hallberg Adu, K. (2015, July). On a Course to Migrate? Migration Aspirations among University Students in Ghana (Thesis). University of Ghana. Retrieved from http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/21899
Selected conferences and talks
Zoom Roundtables. NAI/AAU. “Impact of the Corona pandemic on Higher Education in Africa: Focus on Digitalization and Inclusion” see Part 1 here, Part 2 here and “Mapping Data Collection on African Higher Education”. Organizer. 14-15 May, 2020.
African Studies Association (ASA) 62nd Annual Meeting. Presenter: “#KeepItOn: Lessons from Ghana on Avoiding Internet Shutdowns” Boston, US. 22-24 Nov, 2019 (participated via link).
Political Science Discipline in Africa: Freedom, Relevance, Impact, 2019. Organizers: Association of African Universities, CODESRIA, and NAI. Organizer. Presenter: “Data on Higher Education in Africa”. Accra, 31 Oct -2 Nov, 2019.
Re:Publica Digital Festival. Panelist: “The Importance of Local Languages and Informal Sciences in Africa”. Accra, 14-15 Dec, 2018.
Masters program in Migration Studies. Guest Speaker: Trends in African Migrations (presentation in M4v-format). Department for International Studies. La Universidad Iberoamericana. Mexico City, 5 Okt, 2018.
Nordic Africa Days. Panel organizer: Conceptualizing Youth Mobilities. Uppsala 19-21 September, 2018.
Digital Humanities, “Puentes-Bridges”. Roundtable panelist: “Digital Humanities Pedagogy from The Global South & Ghana”. Mexico City, 26-29 June, 2018.
Yielding Accomplished African Women (Yaa W) Technology and Finance Accelerator program. “Leadership starts with you”. 14 June, 2018.
Crossroads seminar, Kenyon College. Presenter: Feminism in West Africa and the Happiness-discourse. 25 May, 2018.
Forum for Africa Studies Friday Research Seminar. Presenter: ““I am so so very not sure” University students in Ghana and Their International Migration Aspirations”. Uppsala University, Sweden. 2 February, 2018.
Odekro Brown Bag seminar: Presenter: “The role of Social Media in Ghana’s general elections”. 25 October, 2017.
10th Anniversary International Conference, Migration, Security and Development, Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana. Presenter: “Migrating to an imagined future: The case of university students in Ghana” with Nana Akua Anyidoho. 26-27 October, 2017.
2nd Biennial Conference African Association of African Studies, “African Studies and Global Politics”. Presenter: “The role of Social Media in Ghana’s general elections” with Kafui Tsekpo. 12-14 October, 2017.
Young Women in Programming Launch. Speaker: “Addressing the misconception of women as late adopters of technology”. University of Professional Studies, Ghana. 25 September, 2017.
iHav Foundation. Speaker: “Social Media and its Employment Opportunities”. 26 July, 2017, Accra.
ECOWAS Commission, Media Encounter. Presenter: “”Social Media and Citizens’ engagement in the Elections in Member States … the Ghanaian Experience”, 21-22 July, 2017, Monrovia, Liberia.
Africa Open Data Conference. Co-convener: Open Data for education advancement in Africa and its diaspora. 17-21, July, 2017. Accra Ghana.
Border Studies Workshop, Presenter: “Mobility Aspirations among University Students in Ghana”. Global Liberal Arts Alliance and Franklin University Switzerland, 2-7 July 2017, Lugano, Switzerland.
Nordic Geographer Meeting, Presenter: “Migration Aspirations among University Students in Ghana” and “Conceptualizing Academic Mobility and Mobility Exclusions” 19-21 June 2017, Stockholm, Sweden.
Barcamp Tema, Mentor. “Professionalism, Innovation and Competence”. June 3, 2017. Tema, Ghana.
Post-Development, Post-Democracy, Post-Colonial Legacies, Co-Presenter: “Teaching Evolving Political Landscapes”. Lancaster University Ghana, May 28, 2017.
Ghana Police Service. BloggingGhana Social Media Training. Presenter: “Chair’s Welcome Address”. Accra, October, 2016.
African Studies Association 59th Annual Meeting: Imagining Africa at the Center: Bridging Scholarship, Policy, and Representation in African Studies. 1-3 Dec, 2016 Washington DC, US. Presenter: “Data for and from the Higher Education sector in Africa”, “Democratic Gains from Election Season 2016 in Ghana”.
AccraWeDey podcast. February, 23, 2016. Guest. Available here: https://kajsaha.com/2016/02/kajsaha-on-accrawedey-podcast-ghana-accra/
Ghana Studies Association Conference: Global Ghana. July, 6-9, 2016, Cape Coast, Ghana. Roundtable co-convener: “The Challenge for Private Post-Graduate Education”.
American Anthropological Association and African Studies Association joined conference: Innovation, transformation and sustainable futures in Africa. Dakar, Senegal, 1-4 June, 2016. Presenter of Flash Presentation: “Re-thinking “Education Under Trees”. Workshop convener: “Learning Engagement in the Age of Social Media and Emerging Virtual Reality”.
Social Enterprise activity in Ghana: Making an impact Through Business, Program Organized by British Council and Songhai Advisory. December, 14, 2015, Accra. Speaker: “Controlling your social media presence”.
African SME Summit: Dreaming Africa. Dec 5, 2015. Panelist: “Changing the conversation in Africa’s media front”.
African Studies Association 58th Annual Meeting, 19-22 Nov, 2015 San Diego, US. Presenter: “Decolonizing Migration Studies using Narratives of University Students in Ghana”
African SME Summit, Dec 2, 2015, Accra. Panelist: “Controlling your Social Media presence”
BlogCamp, May 9, 2015 , Kumasi. Speaker. “Chair’s Address”.
Academic Migrations Workshop, Dec 4-7, 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Presenter: “Ghanaian Student Mobility in the Global Knowledge Society”.
Nordic Africa Days 26-27 Sept, 2014. Uppsala, Sweden. Presenter: ““Have you ever seen a plane seat before?” Migration and mobility narratives among university students in Ghana”
Nordic Africa Institute, May 25-June 25, 2014. Uppsala, Sweden. Guest Researcher: Presented work in progress.
Presentation at IAS, University of Ghana, March. 5, Accra. Presenter: “On A Course to Migrate? Student Migration Aspirations among University Students in Ghana – Presenting preliminary results” available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d9GwKphk6k
International Conference in African Studies at Legon, Ghana. Presenter: “The future of graduate school in Africa: An empty drum or a rich soup?” 24-26 Oct, 2013.
TEDxCapeCoastEdu. Speaker: “Twitter in the Classroom”. 30 Aug, 2013, Cape Coast.
Hallberg Adu, K. (2018). Paa Joe & Elizabeth Sutherland : Ake yaaa heko, one does not take it anywhere. Exhibition catalog for Gallery 1957. ”Beyond the waters”, p. 28.29.
Research Grants and Awards:
Hewlett Foundation 2015
Agneta and Gunnar Nilsson’s Scholarship for Intercultural Studies (SWEA) 2007
Georgia Rotary Student Program 2001
- Laari, Martey. (2018-04). Small-Scale Mining impacts on Cocoa Productivity and Rural Livelihood: A Case Study in Amenfi West District of Ghana. Undergraduate Thesis. Ashesi University College.
- Awuor, Lilian. (2018-04). Assessing The Relationship Between Parental Leave Policy And Job Performance And Job Satisfaction: A Case Study Of The Banking Sector In Ghana. Undergraduate Thesis. Ashesi University College.
- Amoah, Roslynne. (2017-04). Understanding the Relevance and Usage of Information Technology in the Selection of a Childcare Provider by Primary Caregivers in Greater Accra. Undergraduate Thesis. Ashesi University College.
- Appiah, Dede-Nakoh. (2017-04). Dementia In Ghana: Care Options Available And How Technology Can Be Used To Publicize Them. Undergraduate Thesis. Ashesi University College.
- Amoh-Mensah, Dorcas. (2016-04). Ethical or not? Assessing the effectiveness of Giving Voice to Values as a course in Ashesi University College. Undergraduate Thesis. Ashesi University College.
- Amegatcher, Anna Korkor. (2014-04).Social media in Ghana’s legacy media industry: Collecting “likes” or building a new revenue source? Undergraduate Thesis. Ashesi University College.
- Aryeetey, Sophia. (2011-04). Investigating job satisfaction of caregivers at the SOS Children’s Village (Tema) and Osu Children’s Home. Undergraduate Thesis. Ashesi University College.
- Cham, Isatou. (2011-04). Challenges faced by female entrepreneurs within small and medium-scale entreprises (SMEs): A study of the saloon business in Ghana. Undergraduate Thesis. Ashesi University College.
- Can-Tamakloe, Sena Lily. (2011-04).“To perm or not to perm”: A case of natural hair in Accra, Ghana. Undergraduate Thesis. Ashesi University College.
- Appiah, Benedicta. (2010-04).The impact of training on employee performance: A case study of HFC Bank(Ghana) Limited. Undergraduate Thesis. Ashesi University College.