Kirstie Kwarteng

Visiting Scholar

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, and transnationalism. Her PhD explores participation in transnational practices among second generation Ghanaians and the factors which influence their decision to participate in transnational practices, namely remittance sending, digital media usage, and activity in diaspora organizations. Prior to beginning her doctorate, she founded The Nana Project, a digital platform dedicated to preserving Ghana’s history through the voices of Ghanaian elders. Kirstie holds a Masters 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.