Department of Development Studies

Kirstie Kwarteng

Key information

Department of Development Studies Graduate Teaching Assistant
BS (Vanderbilt), MA (SIT Graduate Institute)
Email address
Thesis title
The Transnational Practices of Second Generation Ghanaians: A Comparative Study (Working Title)
Internal Supervisors
Dr Anna Lindley & Professor Laura Hammond


Kirstie Kwarteng is PhD candidate at SOAS, University of London in the Department of Development Studies. Her research interests include migration and development, African diaspora populations, second generation immigrant identity, and transnationalism. Prior to beginning her doctorate, she founded The Nana Project, a digital platform dedicated to preserving firsthand accounts of Ghana's history. Kirstie holds a Master’s degree in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management from SIT Graduate Institute and a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Human and Organizational Development. In 2016 she was named as one of Ghana’s Top 30 Under 30 by the Future of Ghana.

Research interests

  • Migration and development
  • Diasporas
  • Identity
  • Second generation immigrants
  • Transnationalism
  • Remittances
  • Ghana

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