Nana Kwame Osei Fordjour

Ph.D. Student

Nana Kwame is currently a Ph.D. student at the Communication and Journalism department, at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Prior to joining UNM, he was a strategic communication and political communication expert. He holds an M.A. in Communication Studies and a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Sociology, both from the University of Ghana. His professional career cuts across several industries like health, consumer electronics, handheld devices, government relations as well as not-for-profits. He has close to a decade of industry experience across these areas in Africa.

His research interests are in political campaign communication across different cultures, new media, strategic communication and sports. Nana Kwame did a functional analysis on social media usage by the two main Ghanaian presidential candidates in the 2012 elections for his Masters dissertation. He has also done several speech and rhetorical analysis studies in the African context.

Sample Publications

Book Chapters

Sikanku, E., Kofi Boadi, F., Azia, H., and Osei Fordjour, N. K., (2019). Ghanaian Politics and Political Communication  (Chapter 13).  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield