Nana A. Adjeiwaa-Manu

Nana Adjeiwaa-Manu

2017 Cohort

Nana's research focuses on the intersections of race, ethnicity, immigration, and health. In particular, she is interested in understanding how both systemic inequality and lived experiences of race and ethnic background shape health outcomes across the lifespan. Her current research investigates how exposure to racism affects inequalities in mental health and access to healthcare.

Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Nana worked as an economic security research fellow at the Center for Global Policy Solutions. There, she published work on closing the racial wealth gap, unemployment, and improving housing policy.

Nana holds a B.A. in Sociology & African/African-American Studies from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in Statistics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 


B.A., Sociology & African/African-American Studies, Dartmouth College, 2016

M.A., Statistics, University of Pennsylvania, 2021

Research Interests

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

Health Inequalities

Social Psychology

Mental Health


Courses Taught

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology (2018-2021):

  • Introduction to Sociological Research (SOCI 100), Dr. Melissa Wilde                                             
  • Law and Society (SOCI 135), Dr. Hocine Fetni
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOCI 001), Dr. Onoso Imoagene


Photo credit: Marcus T. Wright