Biography: Steve Tonah is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Ghana, Legon. He studied Economics and Sociology at the University Of Cape Coast (1978-82), Social Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University, USA (1990) and obtained his MPhil and PhD degrees in Development Sociology at the University of Bielefeld, Germany in 1989 and 1993, respectively.
Between 1993 and 1998 he worked as a Programme Coordinator with the Christian Council of Ghana, Osu-Accra, managed the Ghana Ecumenical Church Loan Fund (ECLOF) and undertook several consultancies for several local and international organisations.
Professor Tonah joined the University of Ghana in 1999, initially as a Research Fellow of the Volta Basin Research Project (VBRP) and later as a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and was appointed the Head of the Department of Sociology from (2007-09) . Professor Tonah has over 160 academic publications in his research areas and he is currently doing research on irregular migration from Ghana to Libya and Europe. He is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.