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Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh


Senior Lecturer in Global Childhoods and Welfare at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom



Out of the 10 research and networking projects I have managed as Principal Investigator, 8 have been funded by external bodies. Much of this research has concentrated on Ghana and Nigeria and has been published in a number of edited collections as well as in peer-reviewed journals. I am also the lead co-editor of three edited collections: Childhoods at the Intersection of the Global and the Local (Palgrave, 2012), Children’s Lives in an Era of Children’s Rights: The Progress of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Africa (Routledge, December 2013) Global Childhoods Beyond the North-South Divide (Palgrave, 2018). I am currently a series editor for the Palgrave Macmillan Study of Childhood and Youth Series and Editorial Board Member for Third World Thematics, Children & Society, Childhood: A Journal of Global Child Research and the Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies.



  • "Twum-Danso Imoh, A and Okyere, S. (2020), ‘Towards a more holistic understanding of child participation: foregrounding the experiences of children in Ghana and Nigeria’, Child and Youth Services Review, 112 (2020) 104927.
  • Twum-Danso Imoh, A. (2020), ‘Situating the rights vs. culture binary within the context of colonial history in sub–Saharan Africa’, in Todres, J. and King, S. (eds.), Oxford Handbook on Children’s Rights Law, Oxford University Press, pp.427-449.
  • Twum-Danso Imoh, A. (2019), ‘Terminating childhood: dissonance and synergy between global children’s rights norms and local discourses about the transition from childhood to adulthood in Ghana’, Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 41 (1) pp. 160-182.
  • Twum-Danso Imoh, A., Bourdillon, M. and Meichsner, S. (eds.) (2018), Global Childhoods Beyond the North-South Divide, New York: Palgrave (265 pages).
  • Twum-Danso Imoh, A. (2016), ‘From the singular to the plural: exploring diversities in contemporary childhoods in sub–Saharan Africa’, Childhood: A Journal of Global Child Research, Vol. 23(3) pp. 455–468."


Constructions of childhood, children’s rights and parent-child relations primarily in West Africa
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