Joseph Asunka is a Program Officer in Global Development and Population at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Joseph manages a portfolio of grants that support efforts to increase transparency and accountability in fiscal governance and foster citizen participation to improve social services in developing countries.
Before joining the foundation, Joseph was a lecturer in political science at University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught courses on African politics, political economy of development, research methods and data analysis. Prior to that, he was program officer at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, a governance research and advocacy think tank based in Accra, Ghana.
Joseph’s research interests include distributive politics, elections and electoral processes, and migration. He has published in journals such as Research and Politics and Population Research and Policy Review. Born in Ghana, Joseph holds a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA.