B.A. (Saskatchewan), M.A. (Laval)
African politics; migration; violent conflict; natural resources and governance; citizenship and autochthony; power-sharing
Matthew Mitchell is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. His doctoral research examines the relationship between migration and violent conflict in the cocoa regions in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. He is also currently working on a co-authored book that examines governance strategies in Ontario’s mining sector that is under contract with UBC Press and a co-edited book on natural resources and governance in Africa that is under contract with Palgrave Macmillan.
He is the recipient of the following research grants and awards: Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant, Ethnicity and Democratic Governance Research Fellowship, Graduate Dean’s Doctoral Field Travel Grant, IDRC Doctoral Research Award, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, Timothy C.S. Franks Research Travel Fund Award.
He is currently working under the supervision of Dr. J. Andrew Grant.
“The Political Economy of Migration and Conflict in Ghana’s Cocoa Regions: Enduring Peace or Deepening Cleavages?” In Africa Rising: a Continent’s Future through the Eyes of Emerging Scholars, The Center for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo: ON, forthcoming.
“Power Sharing and Peace in Côte d’Ivoire: Past Examples and Future Prospects,” Conflict, Security, & Development, 12(2), 171-191, 2012.
“Migration, Citizenship and Autochthony: Strategies and Challenges for State-Building in Côte d’Ivoire,” Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 30(2), 267-287, 2012.
“Insights from the Cocoa Regions in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana: Rethinking the Migration-Conflict Nexus,” African Studies Review, 54(2), pp. 123-144, 2011.
“New Regionalisms, Micro-Regionalisms, and the Migration-Conflict Nexus: Evidence from Natural Resource Sectors in West Africa” (with J. Andrew Grant and Frank K. Nyame). In The Ashgate Research Companion to Regionalisms, edited by Timothy M. Shaw, J. Andrew Grant and Scarlett Cornelissen, Aldershot: Ashgate, 375-396, 2011.
“Child Migration in Ghana: Issues, Risks and Opportunities,” Africa Portal Backgrounder No. 7, The Center for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo: ON, June 2011.
POLS 347 - Politics in Africa (Fall term)
POLS 466 - Politics of War in Africa (Winter term)
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