Curriculum Vitae

Jamila Hamidu is a postdoctoral research fellow working on Climate Displacement and Diversity project in Africa led by Prof. Steve Vertovec, Prof. Mary Boatemaa Setrana from the University of Ghana and Prof. Loren Landau from Oxford University and University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. The project is based on a comparative study between Ghana and South Africa, which aims to examine how existing strategies and trajectories of in-country and international migrants might relate to future patterns of climate-related displacement and settlement.

The project’s objective is to ascertain the challenges of climate change, climate displacement and diversification among communities in urban and peri-urban cities in Ghana such as Accra, Kumasi and Tamale, but also migrants in Ghana from neighboring  countries such as: Togo, Burkina Faso, La Cote d’Ivoire, Niger and Nigeria,  particularly on large-scale movements to, and processes of ethnic, linguistic, religious, age and gender diversification within the context of already highly diverse peri-urban areas that are also subjected to challenges of climate change.

Jamila obtained her MSc in 2010 in Political Sociology in Southern Countries and her Ph.D. in Political Science in 2021 both from Sciences Po Bordeaux in France. Jamila taught at SciencesPo Bordeaux- Université de Bordeaux (2014-2016), Université de Poitiers (2016-2018) Université Bordeaux Montaigne (2020-2021). Jamila was a Research Associate at Les Afriques dans le Monde, at SciencesPo Bordeaux in France (2021-2023).

Jamila’s research interests are Migration and Development thematic specifically on migration and climate change in Africa, African diaspora integration in Britain and France, transnational engagement of African migrants in Britain and France towards Africa and finally return migration and nation building in Africa. Jamila’s research focuses on comparative research between Anglophone and francophone worlds Britain and France i.e. Ghanaian diaspora in London, Ghanaian diaspora transnational linkages with home homeland/ return migration to Ghana. Please do not hesitate to contact her for any research collaboration connected to her specialized field.

Research projects


Journal Articles

Hamidu, J. (2015). Are Ghanaian Diaspora Middle Class? Linking Middle Class to Political Participation and Stability in Ghana. Africa Development, 40(1), 139–157.

Contributions to a Collected Edition

Hamidu, J. (2014). Ghana: La stabilité politique. Une affaire de classe moyenne ou un partage du pouvoir par une élite de «professionals». In D. Darbon & C.-M. Toulabor (Eds.), L’invention des classes moyennes africaines: Enjeux politiques d’une catégorie incertaine, (pp. 185–214). Karthala.

Other Publications

Hamidu, J. (2019, November). Ghana in the Diasporas: Historic linkages between Ghana and the French Antilles [Scientific Blog Post]. Retrieved from Esquisses| Les Afriques dans le monde website:

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