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Ngozi Nwanta

Ngozi Nwanta JSDDissertation Title: Governing Identifiable Information in the Credit Market

Doctoral Supervisor: Professor Kevin Davis

Biography: Ngozi Nwanta is a JSD student from Nigeria. She received an LL.M. from NYU in 2019 as a Hauser Global Scholar and an International Finance and Development Fellow. Ngozi also holds an LL.B. degree (first class honors) from the University of Nigeria and obtained a Bachelor at Law (B.L) degree from the Nigerian Law School. Ngozi is licensed to practice law in Nigeria. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Ngozi was an associate in the Lagos and Abuja offices of Aluko & Oyebode. She also works as a Short-Term Consultant with the Doing Business Unit of the World Bank Group. She is interested in development, finance, and the role of law in regulating identities, infrastructures and digital technologies.

Research: Ngozi’s doctoral research focuses on the governance of digital identifiable information in credit markets and the implications for financial inclusion and development both within and beyond the state. She has also written on national identification systems, grassroot contestations involving digital identification schemes in West Africa, data governance platforms involving the use of blockchain as a trust architecture for biometric identification systems and climate change.

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