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Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Sally A. Nuamah
Assistant Professor – Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

Sally A. Nuamah is an assistant professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Dr. Nuamah examines the political consequences of public policies in the United States, Ghana and South Africa, producing research that sits at the intersection of race, gender, education policy and political behavior. Her new book, How Girls Achieve, looks across race and gender to illuminate the unequal costs—school closure, sexual harassment, punishment—facing poor black girls striving to succeed, investigating what schools can do to overcome those obstacles.

Project Title: How the Punishment of Black Women and Girls Affects Our Democracy