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About Felix Kumah-Abiwu

Dr. Felix Kumah-Abiwu is an Assistant Professor of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science (International Relations, Comparative/African Politics and Public Policy) from West Virginia University. He also studied at Ohio University and the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), University of Ghana. Before he joined the Department of Pan-African Studies, Dr. Kumah-Abiwu taught various courses in Africana Studies at Eastern Illinois University. His research focuses on the politics of development, African security issues, elections and democratization in Africa, foreign policy analysis, foreign aid, social movements (African diaspora), African American males/public education as well as global narcotics policy issues. Dr. Kumah-Abiwu has presented his research papers at national (USA) and international conferences. In 2015 and 2017, Dr. Kumah-Abiwu presented his research papers at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. He also presented a paper at an international conference in Bermuda in 2016. He is the author of The Dynamics of U.S. Narcotics Policy Change: Implications for the Global Narcotics Regime (2012). He has contributed a chapter on the security challenges of drug trafficking in West Africa to a volume published by the UN University for Peace (UPEACE). Dr. Kumah-Abiwu’s scholarly articles have also appeared in the Journal of Pan African Studies, West Africa Review, International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Economics/Sustainable Development, Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs (The Round Table), and Commonwealth & Comparative Politics.


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Articles (9)

Book Review (4)

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