Melina Platas Izama
Web Page: http://platas-izama.com/
Melina Platas Izama is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Stanford University, in the sub-field of comparative politics. Her dissertation examines educational attainment among Christians and Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa from the colonial period to the present day. She studies how religious institutions, beliefs, and policy affect access and attitudes toward education over time and space, and has conducted fieldwork in Ghana and Uganda.