Annabella Saikoom-Dadzie

PhD Student
E004 Locust Street Bldg., 615 Locust Street


Annabella Saikoom-Dadzie (She/Her)

Ph.D. student

Political Science

Global politics, the welfare state, socio-economic development, sub-Saharan Africa


I seek to conduct a comprehensive exploration of sub-Saharan Africa's role within the global framework. My particular emphasis lies in dissecting the dynamics of the welfare state and the broader socio-economic progress unfolding across this pivotal region. I am resolutely committed to delving into the intricate interplay between sub-Saharan Africa and Western superpowers, scrutinizing its profound implications on the region's socio-economic advancement, especially in terms of enhancing grassroots livelihoods.

By methodically examining the multifaceted dimensions of sub-Saharan Africa's interaction with Western superpowers, my research endeavors to unearth the intricate mechanisms that propel or impede its socio-economic growth. Through this analysis, I intend to shed light on the transformative potential of these interactions in reshaping the region's welfare landscape. My ultimate goal is to contribute to a more nuanced understanding of how global dynamics can be harnessed to foster sustainable development and uplift the lives of those at the grassroots level within sub-Saharan Africa.


BA University of Ghana

MA Ohio University


July 2021 – July 2022                   Case manager (Qualified Mental Health Specialist)                                                                                                          Homefull Inc., Columbus Ohio, USA

 August 2018 – May 2019             Teaching and Research Assistant                                                                                                                                    Political Science Department, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

 August 2019 –  May 2021            Graduate and Research Assistant                                                                                                                                    Political Science Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2015 – 2018                                  Program Coordinator                                                                                                                                                        Rural Development and Education Program                                                                                                                    St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Charismatic Renewal Group                                                                                              Accra, Ghana

Annabella Saikoom-Dadzie