Adryan Wallace, PhD
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Adryan Wallace, PhD

Assistant Professor


Politics, Economics, and International Studies Department
Africana Studies - Director

Hillyer Hall 123D

860.768.4698

adwallace@hartford.edu


PhD   Rutgers University   |   MA   Howard University  |   BA   University of Florida


Professor Wallace’s research interests include gender, political economy, Islam and the dynamic interactions of politics and culture on political institutions.  The majority of her work focuses on how Muslim women in West Africa are able to articulate their development interests within the context of Sharia law and secular political institutions.  Her current book project analyzes the ways that Hausa women in Kano, Nigeria, and Tamale, Ghana, use their non-governmental (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to challenge the economic roles ascribed to them by the state and to mobilize politically around gender issues. Prior to joining the Department of Politics & Government, she was the Jackie McLean Fellow at the University of Hartford 2012-2013.  She completed her dissertation with the support of a Ford Foundation Dissertation Writing Fellowship 2011-2012 and conducted ten months of field work in Nigeria and Ghana after being awarded a Fulbright Hays, Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship 2010-2011.