Dawuni, PhD ‘10, Leads $1M Grant for New Women Center

Posted On November 16, 2020
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J. Jarpa Dawuni, PhD in political science from GSU, is leading a $1 million grant to establish The Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership at Howard University. According to the Washington Post, the academic center is among a handful nationwide designed to amplify Black and minority women’s issues.

Dawuni, an associate professor of political science at Howard University, earned her PhD at GSU in 2010 under the supervision of Dr. Carrie Manning on the impact of formal democracy on the construction of an effective civil society in Ghana. Since then, she has won several awards.

In 2016 she received the President Obama White House Presidential Award for her service on the Board of the African Research Academies for Women (ARA-W); in the same year, she was awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship to undertake a project on graduate student mentoring and research at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana. In 2018 Dawuni was a Fulbright Specialist Scholar to Ghana, where she designed a Center for Research in African Union Law. She is the founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Institute for African Women in Law (IAWL), a Global Scholar at the Wilson Center Women in Public Service Project, and sits on the board of the West Africa Research Association (WARA) and the ARA-W.

For more information about the new center, check the Washington Post feature.