Amos Nkrumah, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office: B349S

Phone: 403-440-8421


Dr. Amos Nkrumah is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mount Royal University (MRU), Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Nkrumah received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, M.A. in Social Justice and Equity Studies from Brock University, Canada, M.Phil. in Sociology from the University of Ghana, and B.A. (Honours) in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Ghana. Dr. Nkrumah taught at the University College of the North (UCN), The Pas, Manitoba and Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. His research focuses on transnational migration, immigrants’ socio-economic activities in Canada, immigrant entrepreneurship, specifically immigrants of African descent, as well as issues on race and racism. He has published on issues of immigrants’ social and economic activities in Canada, race, and covert racism.

Selected Scholarly Publications

Nkrumah, A. (2021). Covert racism: the case of Ghanaian immigrant entrepreneurs in three

Canadian Prairie Provinces, Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines, DOI: 10.1080/00083968.2021.1899949

Kuwornu JP, Amoyaw J, Manyanga T, Cooper EJ, Donkoh E, Nkrumah A. (2020). Measuring

the overall burden of early childhood malnutrition in Ghana: a comparison of estimates from multiple data sources. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2020;x(x):x–x. doi:10.34172/ijhpm.2020.253

Nkrumah, A. (2018). Immigrants' Transnational Entrepreneurial Activities: The Case of

Ghanaian Immigrants in Canada,  Journal of International Migration and Integration, 19:195–211

Nkrumah, A. (2016). Ghanaian Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Canada: Experiences,

Challenges, and Coping Strategies. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 59-78.


Book Reviews

Nkrumah, A. (2019). [BOOK REVIEW: The experiences of Ghanaian live-in caregivers in the

United States, by Martha Donkor] Ethnic and Racial Studies,

Nkrumah, A. (2014). [Review of the book Brokered Boundaries: Creating Immigrant Identity in

Anti-Immigrant Times, by Douglas S. Massey and Magaly Sanchez R.] Journal of International Migration & Integration.15 (4), 803-804.

External grant awards

Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant

“I am because we are - amplifying Sub-Saharan African immigrants' resilience and ability to thrive” 2022

Applicant: Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika, University of Alberta

Co-Applicant: Amos Nkrumah, Mount Royal University


Internal grant awards

  • Mount Royal University Start Up Grant                                 ($5000)                                     2022
  • Mount Saint Vincent University New Scholar Grant         ($10,000)                                       2020
  • Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Fellowship, University of Saskatchewan   ($20,000)            2014-2015
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Saskatchewan   ($17,000)                      2013-2014
  • Hantelman Humanities Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan  ($1,000)                         2010
  • Graduate fellowship, Brock University  (14,000)                                                                   2011