KSU professor to give presentation in Sweden on electoral violence in Sub-Saharan Africa
Dr. Felix Kumah-Abiwu, a faculty member at Kent State University has been invited by the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden to present a paper on electoral violence and Ghana’s democratic consolidation. Dr. Kumah-Abiwu who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies will participate in the two-day international workshop which is being organized by the Nordic Africa Institute from October 23-24, 2015.
Felix comes to the Department of Pan-African Studies from Eastern Illinois University. He received his PhD in Political Science from West Virginia University. His research focuses on the politics of development, elections and democratization in Africa, foreign policy analysis, foreign aid, social movements (African diaspora), African American males and public education as well as global narcotics policy issues. According to Felix:
“It is exciting to be selected to present my research work on electoral violence and Ghana’s democratic consolidation. I look forward to my presentation as well as the opportunity to interact and share ideas with scholars from other parts of the world with similar research interests.”
The two-day workshop which is titled: “Between Democracy and Big Man Politics” will discuss questions related to the challenges of electoral violence on the continent of Africa. Selected papers from the workshop are expected to be published in an edited volume in the Africa New series (NAI/Zed Books).
Founded in 1962, the Nordic Africa Institute is a center for research, documentation and information on modern Africa in the Nordic region. It is committed to providing timely, critical and alternative research and analysis of Africa in the Nordic countries and to strengthen the co-operation between African and Nordic researchers. For more information about the Nordic Africa Institute visit http://www.nai.uu.se.