Dr Mary Boatemaa Setrana is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Migration Studies (CMS), University of Ghana (UG), Legon. Mary’s PhD was a sandwich between Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands and the University of Ghana. She is a member of the Swiss Sub-Saharan Africa Migration (S-SAM) Network and the Young Policy Network on Migration (YPNM). Mary was a 2017 APN Individual Research Grant recipient and a post-doctoral fellow at University of South Florida (USF), USA, under the University of Ghana- Carnegie Corporation of New York sponsored project, Building a New Generation of Academics in Africa (BANGA).
She won the US Department of State Award to represent Ghana on the “National Security and Policymaking” programme for 2019. She consults for various international organisations, such as IOM, Carnegie Corporation for New York (CCNY) among others on research projects, policy development and capacity building. She was also a 2019 fellow at the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA). She participates as a migration expert trainer on the AU’s migration governance training modules for its member states from ten countries in Africa. Mary is an Advisory Board member of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence on Migration & Mobility.