Akua Nkansah-Amankra

Akua Nkansah-Amankra
Akua Nkansah-Amankra
Research Assistant, Rossier School of Education,
University of Southern California

Akua Nkansah-Amankra is a research assistant and PhD student at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Their research interests include school discipline, restorative justice, quantitative criticalism, and liberatory education. Nkansah-Amankra was previously a research assistant with Outlier Research & Evaluation and the Gold Literature Review Project. They also served as copresident of the Minority Association of Premedical Students with the Student National Medical Association. Nkansah-Amankra received their BA in biology/biological sciences from the University of Chicago.

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Publications by Akua Nkansah-Amankra
Leadership, Partnership, and Community
Public education today faces a troubling set of challenges, including declining enrollment, staffing shortages, and polarized communities, with school boards at the center of broader political debates. How did we arrive at this current state? This…
Evidence from the 2020 PACE/USC Rossier Annual Poll
We use data from the 2020 PACE/USC Rossier annual voter poll to report on California voters’ attitudes towards educational equity policy initiatives, specifically: (a) increasing the number of public school teachers of color in California and (b)…