Helena Tizaa is a continuing Master of Critical Sociology student at Brock University.
She has a Honours BA in Sociology from the University of Ghana. She is an aspiring social science researcher and hopes to inform policy interventions through research to make a difference in the lives of people like her. Her research focuses on making a difference in the lives of marginalized people, particularly Black women. She currently works as a teaching and research assistant in the Department of Sociology at Brock University. She has conducted research that investigates the experiences of Ghanaian women engaged in commercial sex work and has also taken part in research that investigates the experiences of marginalized international students in Canada. Her major research project, which is currently underway, examines how the Structural Adjustment Policies of the IMF and World Bank exacerbate maternal health conditions in Ghana, including malnutrition, maternal and infant morbidity and mortality in women, and hypothesize these harms as criminal.