Armel Brice Adanhounme, a Banting postdoctoral fellow at McGill University’s Faculty of Law and associate researcher at the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT), was recently shortlisted for this year's Kari Polanyi-Levitt Prize for his paper, “Assessing Chinese Investments in sub-Saharan African Countries: An Institutional Perspective.”
Dr. Adanhounme’s current research explores the juridical origins of exclusion at work and the socio-legal challenges of Chinese foreign direct investment in sub-Saharan African countries. He researches development and globalization in the context of both Northern liberal and Southern postcolonial economies, in particular Canada and Ghana, investigating the ways in which citizenship and governance are refracted through and influenced by the relationship between culture, law, and norms in workplace relations.
Awarded annually by Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, the Kari Polanyi-Levitt Prize rewards the best original essay by a graduate student in the area of international development studies. The Prize includes $1000 cash, a travel grant to assist in travel to present the essay, and consideration of the essay for publication in the Canadian Journal of Development Studies.
The Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory team wishes him the best of luck!