Comparative Politics, African Studies

Research Topic

I have studied politics and international relations in Africa. My principal research subjects are democratization, decentralization, local governments' international cooperation, border issue since colonial time, ICT in politics, symbolic power, Africa - Asia relations, Laughter in African politics etc., I have conducted field research in West African countries such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, and Togo. In recent years, I have visited Asian countries to learn Africa - Asia relations, and "African studies" in Asian countries.

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Advised Master’s Thesis (Last 5 years)

  • The Political Underrepresentation of Women in Politics:The Barriers and Pathways to Change in Liberia