Sewordor Toklo, Ph.D. student

Casual Research Assistant, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
Grad Research Assistantship, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept

Pronouns: He/Him

Contact

Casual Research Assistant, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
Email
stoklo@ualberta.ca

Grad Research Assistantship, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
Email
stoklo@ualberta.ca

Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
Email
Phone
(780) 517-7242
Address
12-07 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

African elections democracy gender politics political behaviour corruption inclusivity and diversity


About

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Political Studies with Honors from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana (2017), and a Master's degree in “Politics, Economics, Philosophy” from Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Russia (2020). Throughout my academic journey, I have been passionate about political science, especially African studies, democracy, gender politics, comparative politics, political behavior, and anti-corruption measures. I aim to promote inclusivity, diversity, and societal well-being through research and advocacy.

After my undergraduate studies at KNUST, I gained teaching experience as a teaching assistant, covering Public Administration and Comparative Politics courses. This continued during my Master's at HSE, where I assisted in International Economics and Research Seminars.

I also contributed to research at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at HSE, focusing on social security programs in African countries, particularly old-age insurance, health insurance, work-related disability insurance, and unemployment insurance.

Currently, I'm pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Alberta in Canada while serving as Associate Director for "Black Youth for Social Innovation" at the university. Additionally, I've been a roundtable guest speaker at the Pan African symposium during Black History Month at the University of Alberta, emphasizing the importance of decolonizing academia.

My upcoming research publication, slated for release in spring 2024, aims to contribute to the scholarly discourse on democracy in Africa.