Edem E. Selormey (PhD)

Director of Research and Knowledge Management

Edem Selormey was appointed to her position as Director of Research and Knowledge Management at the Center on February 1, 2018.  A founding staff member of the Center, she was previously a Senior Research Fellow.  Dr. Selormey is the Field Operations Manager (Anglophone West Africa, East Africa, and North Africa) for the Afrobarometer Network

A graduate of University of Sussex, United Kingdom, where she obtained a doctoral degree in development studies, Edem has substantial research experience in social accountability mechanisms in Ghana as well as on politics of development in Sub-Sahara Africa.  She has lectured widely on her concept of mediated voice, media and political development.

Edem has consulted for the Making all Voices Count (MAVC) Project of the Institute of Development Studies and for the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia, both in the United Kingdom. Between 2015 and 2017, Dr. Selormey served as an Alumni Advisory Committee Member for the Institute of Development Studies, UK. She was a fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University in 2015 and a Rackham Fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2002. Her publication “Rethinking Citizen Voice: The Case of Radio Call-Ins in Accra” introduced the concept of mediated voice.

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