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Richard Aidoo

Assistant Dean/Associate Professor, Politics

Jonathan Doe
Contact Richard Aidoo
843-349-5035 raidoo@coastal.edu

Brittain Hall 345

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

We face neither East nor West: we face forward" - Kwame Nkrumah

Biography

Richard Aidoo, Ph.D. is an associate professor and Global Studies advisor at the Department of Politics. He also serves as assistant dean of Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (International Relations and Comparative Politics) from Miami University in Ohio. His current research looks at the economic and political engagements between countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Notably, how these African countries are straddling between Western neoliberal arrangements and the global economic agenda of countries like China.
He has widely written on Sino-African relations, and economic development issues in Africa. Aidoo is the co-author of “Charting the Roots of Anti-Chinese Populism in Africa.”

Education

Ph.D. Political Science (International Relations and Comparative Politics)

Interesting Facts

Aidoo teaches a bi-annual course that incorporates the International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT), which allows students to combine course work at CCU with travel to Trondheim, Norway for one of the world’s largest student gatherings.

Teaching Areas

  • Comparative Politics (focus on Africa)
  • International Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • Politics of Developing Economies
  • Globalization and Human Security Issues

Research Areas

  • Sino-Africa Relations
  • Political Economy of Sub Saharan Africa
  • Asian Investments in Sub Saharan Africa
  • African Foreign Policy Issues