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. Prior to this recent academic endeavor, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana where I originally came from.
Areas of Study
Mining Corporation | Livelihood sustainability & Environmental policies | Political Ecology | Economic Anthropology | Anthropology of Development & Globalization
M.A. Thesis: Empowerment in Practice in a Welfare State, A means to Citizenship: Ethnography of an Afro-Empowerment Organisation in Denmark.
My general interest is in issues of social and economic policy development within Sub-Saharan Africa. More specifically, my focus is on understanding the extractive industry - mining, looking at Multinational Mining Corporations and their social responsibilities towards Livelihood Sustainability in the immediate communities in which they operate. Through the idea of contemporary globalization, as in financing and technology; I also seek to understand the impact of corporate power and its evolving role in "sustainability" including future practices and management of non-renewable natural resources.
Ph.D. (in progress) Sociocultural Anthropology | University of Arizona, U.S.A
M.A. (2016) Anthropology of Education and Globalisation | Aarhus University, Denmark
B.Ed. (2010) Art Education | University of Education, Winneba, Ghana