Profile Amos Nkrumah


Dr. Amos Nkrumah

Assistant Professor



Office: EVR 457

Phone: (902) 457 6711



PhD, Sociology, University of Saskatchewan
Masters of Arts, Social Justice and Equity Studies, Brock University
Masters of Philosophy, Sociology, University of Ghana
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Sociology and Political Science, University of Ghana

Current Teaching

Courses that I am teaching for the 2021/2022 academic year are SOAN 2540 (Power, Inequality and Social Justice), SOAN 2550 (Diversity & Identity), SOAN 2580 (Deviance), SOAN 3512 (Quantitative Approaches) and SOAN 3582 (Law and Society).


My research focuses on transnational migration, immigrants’ socio-economic activities in Canada, and issues on race and racism. My current research focuses on immigrant entrepreneurship, specifically immigrants of African descent – challenges and coping strategies (the impact of COVID-19 on immigrant businesses).

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nkrumah, A. (2021). Covert racism: the case of Ghanaian immigrant entrepreneurs in three Canadian Prairie Provinces, Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines, DOI: 10.1080/00083968.2021.1899949,

Kuwornu JP, Amoyaw J, Manyanga T, Cooper EJ, Donkoh E, Nkrumah A. (2020). Measuring the overall burden of early childhood malnutrition in Ghana: a comparison of estimates from multiple data sources. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. https://doi:10.34172/ijhpm.2020.253

Nkrumah, A. (2018). Immigrants’ Transnational Entrepreneurial Activities: The Case of Ghanaian Immigrants in Canada, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 19:195–211.

Nkrumah, A. (2016). Ghanaian Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Canada: Experiences, Challenges, and Coping Strategies. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 59-78.

Book Review

Nkrumah, A. (2019). [BOOK REVIEW: The experiences of Ghanaian live-in caregivers in the United States, by Martha Donkor] Ethnic and Racial Studies,

Nkrumah, A. (2014). [Review of the book Brokered Boundaries: Creating Immigrant Identity in Anti Immigrant Times, by Douglas S. Massey and Magaly Sanchez R.] Journal of International Migration & Integration.15(4), 803-804.

SDGs for Amos Nkrumah: reduced inequalities, economic growth