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Dr. Louis Awanyo
Dr. Louis Awanyo received his B.A. (Hons.) in geography from the University of Ghana in 1989, after which he completed an M.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University (1992) and Ph.D. from Queen’s University (1999) in the same discipline. His Ph.D. dissertation was entitled Unveiling the Hidden Processes Under a Structural Adjustment Program in Ghana. Dr Awanyo’s current research areas include development geography, Africa, political ecology, agrodiversity and geopolitics. From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Awanyo was the recipient of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant.
GEOG 100 - World Regional Geography
GEOG 220 - Human Geography
GEOG 316 - Geography of the Third World
GEOG 330 - Political Geography
GEOG 332 - Geography of Recreation and Tourism
Current Research and Community Work
Currently working on housing stress and housing adjustments in Ghana.
Selected Recent Academic Publications
Awanyo, L., McCarron, M. & Attua, E.M. (2017). Breaking the silence: housing andpsychosocial health inequalities in three urban neighborhoods of Accra, Ghana. International Development Planning Review, 39(3), 275-297.
Attua, E.M., Awanyo, L. & Antwi, E.K. (2017). Effects of anthropogenic disturbance on tree population structure and diversity of a rain forest biosphere reserve in Ghana, West Africa. African Journal of Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/aje.12427.
Awanyo, L., and Attua, E.M. 2016. A Paradox of Three Decades of Neoliberal Economic Reforms in Ghana: A Tale of Economic Growth and Uneven Regional Development. African Geographical Review, DOI:10.1080/19376812.2016.1245152
Awanyo, L., McCarron, M., and Attua, E.M.  2016. Affordable Housing Options for All in the Context of Developing Capitalism: Can Housing Transformations Play a Role in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana? African Geographical Review, Vol.35, No.1: 35-42 DOI:10.1080/19376812.2014.943774.