Adaugo Pamela Nwakanma is a PhD candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University, an APSA Minority Fellow, a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, and a Graduate Research Associate of the Weatherheard Center for International Affairs. She researches issues on the political economy of development in various emerging economies with particular emphasis on the African context. Prior to her doctoral studies, Nwakanma worked as an Urban Education Fellow and Vice-HBO Translator in New York City. She received her B.A in International Studies-Economics from the University of California, San Diego in 2014.