Panford, Kwamina 1955–

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Panford, Kwamina 1955–

(Martin Kwamina Panford)


Born April 17, 1955, in Ghana; son of Sir Knight Kodwo and Margaret Efua Atta Panford; married, August, 1980; wife's name Naana; children: Esi, Araba. Ethnicity: "African." Education: Cornell University, B.A. (with honors); McMaster University, M.A.; Northeastern University, Ph.D. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Soccer, political discussions.


Office—Department of African-American Studies, 132 NI, Northeastern University, Boston, MA; fax: 617-373-2625.


Northeastern University, Boston, MA, associate professor of African-American studies, c. 1991—, associate vice provost, 2003—. Ghana Association, advisor and editor in chief; consultant to international organizations.


International Industrial Relations Association, African Studies Association, Codesria.


Fellowship from International Labor Organization.


African Labor Relations and Workers' Rights: Assessing the Role of the International Labor Organization, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1994.

IMF-World Bank and Africa's Labor Burdens: Ghana's Experience, Praeger (Westport, CT), 2001.

(Editor, with Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang, and contributor) Africa's Development in the Twenty-first Century: Pertinent Socio-economic and Development Issues, Ashgate Publishing (Burlington, VT), 2006.

Other writings include Ghana's Labor Laws.


Kwamina Panford once told CA: "I feel I ought to contribute to a more critical evaluation of international events, especially those affecting or involving Africa. I enjoy reading and using original documents and sources, as well as discussions with key policymakers and politicians. I feel I am contributing to a better understanding of social phenomena which tend to be very complex. I enjoy the writing styles of sociologist C. Wright Mills and historian Walter Rodney."