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Felix Ampadu

About Felix Ampadu

I am a Ph.D. student in Sociocultural Anthropology and a Research Associate with the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology. I graduated in September 2016, from Aarhus University in Denmark with a Master’s degree in Anthropology of Education and Globalization, where I studied on a Danish state Scholarship and grant award. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from the University of Education Winneba, in Ghana.

Selected Publications

Ahmed, Saleh, & Ampadu, Felix. (2019). How do the perceptions of natural hazards influence migration decisions among ethnic minority farmers? Insights from coastal Bangladesh. In Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research (pp. 411-426). Butterworth-Heinemann.

Courses Taught

T.A (Section Instructor & Grading), ANTH 325 | Bodies in Medicine: Introduction to Medical Anthropology - Fall 2019 / 2018

Instructor, ANTH 150 | Many Ways of Being Human: Anthropological Perspective - Summer 2019 / 2018

T.A (Grading): ANTH 202 | Applying Anthropology in a Global Context (Both in-person & online) - Spring 2019 / Fall 2017

T.A (Grading): ART-CLAS 329 | Art history of the Cinema - Spring 2017

T.A (Grading): AFAS 160A1-105 | The Africana Experience - Fall 2016

Areas of Study

Sustainable Mining | Ecological & Economic Anthropology | Participatory Development | Stakeholder engagement | Household Livelihood Security

Research Interests

My general research interest focuses on understanding the extractive industry approach to Sustainable development. More specifically the idea of 'socially responsible mining' through participation, engagement and alternative livelihood, in the immediate communities of the mine’s operation.

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Contact Information

Graduate Research Associate (BARA)
Office: Geronimo 302


Ph.D. (in progress) Sociocultural Anthropology | University of Arizona. Minor in Applied Anthropology

M.A. (2016) Anthropology of Education and Globalization | Aarhus University, Denmark

M.A. Thesis: Empowerment in Practice in a Welfare State, A means to Citizenship: Ethnography of an Afro-Empowerment Organization in Denmark.

B.Ed. (2010) Art Education | University of Education, Winneba, Ghana