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Emmanuel Ampomah

Doctoral Student


Master of Social Science - International Relations (2019), University of Cape Town, South Africa | BA (Honours) Political Science and Philosophy (2017), University of Ghana, Ghana

Political Studies

Doctoral Student


Mackintosh-Corry Hall, C301

Supervisor: Yolande Bouka

Research Interests

Localized conflicts, conflict mediation, African politics, and youth livelihoods.

Brief Biography

Emmanuel Ampomah is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. Prior to joining Queen’s he was a researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council’s Equitable Education and Economies research division in South Africa. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cape Town and a BA (honors) degree in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Ghana. Emmanuel has presented his research at international conferences in Tanzania, USA, Germany, Belgium and Kenya. He is passionate about peacebuilding, youth, and development in Africa.


Mastercard Foundation Scholar (2018-2019), University of Cape Town


Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Akokpari, J & Ampomah, E., 2020. Bottom-up or top-down? Evaluating the Transitional Justice processes in Sierra Leone. Afro Asian Journal of Social Sciences., XI(11.2), PP. 1-20

Ampomah, E. 2023., Assessing the Impact of the Bawku Conflict on Youth Livelihoods. HSRC Review., 21(1), PP 18-21.

Ampomah, E., Cooper, A. (2023). Connective Action Through Digital Technologies: African Youth (Re)Making Twenty-First-Century Citizenship. In: Wyn, J., Cahill, H., Cuervo, H. (eds) Handbook of Children and Youth Studies. Springer, Singapore.

Ampomah, E. 2023., Transformative leadership in unconventional terrain: Examining the Personality, Values, and Vision of Jerry John Rawlings in Transformative Leadership: Timeless and timebound practices for young people in African contexts (Accepted for publication)

Ampomah, E & Akokpari, J. 2023., Economic Community of West African States in Regional Integration in Africa (Accepted for publication)

Selected Conference Presentations

June 2023: European Conference on African Studies (Germany): Presented on the topic: Practical post-colonial knowledge creation through a community of joint responsibility

May 2023: 15th WIRE workshop hosted by the University of Saint-Louis (Belgium): Presented a paper on: Connective Action Through Digital Technologies: African Youth (Re)Making Twenty-First-Century Citizenship

March 2022: Transformative Leadership Symposium (Zanzibar): Presented a paper on: Transformative leadership in unconventional terrain: examining the leadership, values and personality of J.J Rawlings

October 2019: African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA), 3RD Biennial Conference (Nairobi). Presented a paper on: “Challenges to conflict management in West Africa: a study of the ECOWAS interventions in Liberia,1990 and Cote d'Ivoire, 2010”

January 2019: World International Model United Nations Conference (New York):  Presented a position paper on “Measures to eliminate terrorism”