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AMO-AGYEMANG, C. has been a lecturer of International Relations and Politics at Lancaster University Ghana since 2017. He was a visiting scholar in International Relations at Stellenbosch University, South Africa from June 1 to July 28, 2019. Dr. Amo-Agyemang earned his BA (Political Science) from University of Ghana, MPhil (Political Science with specialisation in International Political Economy) from University of Ghana and a PhD in International Relations (Eximia cum laude Approbatur) with specialisation in Global Biopolitics and International Development from University of Lapland, Finland.

Dr. Amo-Agyemang has previously taught International Politics and International Relations at University of Ghana, Political Science Department from 2007-2009, West End University College, Ghana from 2009-2013. He served as a PhD researcher and sessional instructor at University of Lapland, Finland, International Relations faculty from 2013-2017. Dr. Amo-Agyemang research interests are broadly situated within international development, biopolitics, resilience discourse, power relations between non-state actors, postcolonial and de-colonial theories of development with a particular interest in Africa. Dr. Amo-Agyemang current research looks at Resilience Thinking: International Policies, Practices and Discourses in Africa.

Dr. Amo-Agyemang is the author of a number of book chapters, including: Governmentality of Aid in Six Decades of Ghana-China Relations, IN Amoa, L.G (ed) 60 Years of Ghana-China Relations: Friendship, Friction, and the Future (2021), Institutional Response to COVID-19 in Ghana: A Ghanaian Experience, IN Gyekye-Jandoh, M.A, Alidu, S (eds) Elections in Uncertain Times: The 2020 General Elections in Ghana in Perspective (forthcoming, 2021), Development Discourse and the ‘‘Conduct of Conduct’’: Good Governance Promotion in Ghana. Selected Issues in Ghana’s Democracy. Volume Two. IN Alidu, S(ed) (forthcoming), Short Selling the Poor: The Rise of Free Market Liberalism and Structural Adjustment Distortion of Academic Freedom, IN Amoa, L.G (ed) Legon and 70 years of University Education in Ghana: Principles, Policies and Prospects (forthcoming).

He has published in such journals as the Journal of International Politics, International Journal of African Renaissance Studies -Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinarity, Journal of International Relations and Development.