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Chiedo Nwankwor

Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs and Senior Lecturer at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Chiedo Nwankwor is vice dean for education and academic affairs and a senior lecturer at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Her research and teaching are focused on gender studies, women's political participation and leadership, and economic development in Africa. Nwankwor also directs the SAIS Women Lead Initiative and supervises the SAIS Women Lead Practicum. Her work has appeared in Social Politics Journal, Studia Politica, and Democracy in Africa, among other publications. Nwankwor has written several book chapters, including “Transformations and Continuities: Women’s Political Participation in Nigeria” in Global Handbook of Women's Political Rights and “Women’s Struggle for Independence” in Oxford Handbook for Nigerian Politics. A fellow at the Center for Democracy and Development in Nigeria, she has consulted for the World Bank, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Premium Times Nigeria.