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  • Associate Professor of Africana Studies


  • BA (with Honors and High Distinction) in Political Science and Development Studies, University of Toronto, 1996
  • MA in Political Science, University of Toronto, 1997
  • PhD in Political Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2005


Darko Opoku teaches African Politics. His research interests include political economic development in Africa, IMF and World Bank-inspired neoliberal economic reforms in Africa, and state-business relations in Africa.

Publications and Presentations

Opoku has published in Development and Change, Africa Today, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, and Commonwealth and Comparative Politics.

He is also author of The Politics of Government-Business Relations in Ghana, 1982-2008 (Palgrave Macmillan 2010).