Mary Boatemaa Setrana

Current employment
Lecturer at the Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana, Ghana and affiliated to Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands

She has B.A Sociology with Linguistics from the University of Ghana, Ghana-West Africa. She was selected as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Sociology, University of Ghana, from 2006-2007. After her service with the Department, she pursued her Master’s degree at that same Department where she won a one year scholarship to study in Norway from 2009-2010. She received MPhil in Sociology after defending her master’s dissertation on Reintegration of Return migrants: A case of Kumasi returnees in Ghana.  She is currently pursuing her PhD in Migration studies at the Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana, under the Netherlands Organizations for International Cooperation in Higher Education Fellowship (Nuffic), The Netherlands. During these years, she has intermittently been visiting Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, as a PhD candidate of the Department of Geography, Planning and Environmental.

She is also part of the Brown International Advanced Research Institute Alumni, USA and Oikos Young professionals Academy, Switzerland. As a network building professionals, their aim has been to engage in researches and projects which seek to find strategies to affect global development and policies particularly within the global South. Mary also has experiences with some Diasporan Associations through Transnational Synergy and Cooperation for Development (TRANSCODE).

On 29 March 2014, she succesfully defended her dissertation “Where to Live” and “How to Survive”: Return and Reintegration of Ghanaian Migrants, at the University of Ghana.

Area of Interest: Return Migration, Reintegration, Industrial Relations, Oil and Gas, Ghanaian International Migration, Gender studies.
Key Words: Returnees, involuntary returnees, voluntary returnees, transnational links, reintegrate, organization culture, leadership styles,
Countr(y)(ies): Ghana, Europe, USA, Canada

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University of Ghana
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