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School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
University of Bristol
11 Priory Road
Bristol BS8 1TU
University of Bristol
Senior Lecturer in Gender and International Politics, School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies,
University of Ghana
Research Fellow, Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy, 2013 – present
Faculty Affiliate, Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Niehaus Centre for Globalization and Governance, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 2016 – 2017
University of Oxford
Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow, University College, 2015 – 2016
Academic Visitor, Blavatnik School of Government
University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. Public and International Affairs, 2012
M.A. International Studies, 2006
University of Ghana
B.A. Geography and Resource Development, 2003
2017 - present Co-Editor, African Affairs, Journal of the Royal African Society
Peace A. Medie, Global norms and local action: The campaigns to end violence against women in Africa. Oxford University Press (forthcoming, March 2020).
Peace Adzo Medie, His only wife. Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill (forthcoming, September 2020).
Tarja Väyrynen, Élise Féron, Swati Parashar, Peace A. Medie, and Catia Cecilia Confortini (eds), Routledge handbook of feminist peace research (under contract, expected 2020 publication).
Journal Special Issue
Guest Editor (with Shannon Walsh), ‘The implementation of women’s rights laws and policies’, Politics & Gender (forthcoming).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Nana Akua Anyidoho, Gordon Crawford, and Peace A. Medie, ‘The role of women’s movements in the implementation of gender-based violence laws, Politics & Gender (forthcoming).
Peace A. Medie and Shannon Drysdale Walsh, ‘International organizations, NGOs, and police implementation of domestic violence policies in Liberia and Nicaragua’, Politics & Gender (2019, first view).
Peace A. Medie and Alice J. Kang, ‘Power, knowledge, and the politics of gender in the global South’, European Journal of Politics and Gender 1, 1-2 (2018), pp. 37-54.
- 2019 Best Paper Award, European Journal of Politics and Gender
- Second most-read article in 2018
Peace A. Medie, ‘Rape reporting in post-conflict Côte d’Ivoire: Accessing justice and ending impunity’, African Affairs 116, 464 (2017), pp. 414-434.
Betcy Jose and Peace A. Medie, ‘Understanding why and how civilians resort to self-protection in armed conflict’, International Studies Review 17, 4 (2015), pp. 515-535. Lead article.
Peace A. Medie, ‘Women and postconflict security: A study of police response to domestic violence in Liberia’,
Politics & Gender 11, 3 (2015) pp. 478-498.
Peace A. Medie, ‘Fighting gender-based violence: The women’s movement and the enforcement of rape law in Liberia’, African Affairs 112, 448 (2013), pp. 377-397.
- 2012-2013 African Affairs African Author Prize
- Reprinted in Nic Cheeseman, Lindsay Whitfield, and Carl Death (eds), The African Affairs Reader (Oxford University Press, 2017).
Non Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Peace A. Medie, ‘Introduction: Women, gender, and change in Africa’, African Affairs (2019), pp. 1 - 5.
Peace A. Medie, ‘Introduction: Theorizing the implementation of women’s rights laws and policies’, Politics & Gender(forthcoming).
Book ChaptersPeace A. Medie, ‘The State and Laws against Gender Based Violence in Africa’, The Palgrave Handbook of African Women’s Studies (Palgrave, forthcoming).
Peace A. Medie, ‘Law enforcement and women’s preference for reconciliation in domestic violence cases in Liberia’ in Antje Daniel, Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel, Melanie Richter-Montpetit and Tanja Scheiterbauer (eds), Feminist Perspectives on Security(Barbara Budrich Publishers and Columbia University Press, forthcoming).
Peace A. Medie, ‘Women and violence in Africa’, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History (Oxford University Press, 2019). Peer-reviewed.
Peace A. Medie, ‘The Police: Laws, prosecutions, and women’s rights in Liberia’, in Nic Cheeseman (ed.), Politics in Africa: The importance of institutions (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Peer-reviewed.
Betcy Jose and Peace A. Medie, ‘Civilian self-protection and civilian targeting in armed conflicts: Who protects civilians’, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics and Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory (Oxford University Press, 2016). Peer-reviewed.
Peace A. Medie, ‘Women and feminist activism in West Africa’, in Nancy A. Naples (ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016).
Peace A. Medie, ‘Violence against women and access to justice in post-conflict Liberia’ in Boni Yao Gebe (ed.), Contemporary Issues in International Affairs: Constitutionalism, Governance and Interstate Relations in Africa. (Black Mask Ltd, 2015).
Peace A. Medie, ‘Combating post-conflict gender-based violence: An analysis of the Liberian and Sierra Leonean governments’ efforts to address the problem’, in Tonia St. Germain and Susan Dewey (eds.), Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: International law, local responses (Kumarian, 2012).
Akosua K. Darkwah, Peace A. Medie, and Maame Gyekye-Jandoh, ‘Interrogating large scale land acquisition and its implication on women in sub-Saharan Africa: A case study of Ghana’ (Working Paper No. 401, Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights, University of Massachusetts - Boston, 2017).
WORK IN PROGRESS
Peace A. Medie, ‘Africa in Feminist International Relations’.
Peace A. Medie, ‘Positionality in Fieldwork’.
SELECTED EXTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, & PRIZES
2019 2019 Best Paper Award, European Journal of Politics and Gender
2019 British Academy Writing Workshop Grant, Co-Applicant (£19,982)
2018 Early-Career Scholars Grant (University of Ghana) for project on Female Traditional Leaders, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ($500,000). Co-PI (PI until 2019)
2017 Workshop Grant, American Political Science Association (with Shannon Walsh)
2016 Visiting Fellow, Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, University of Massachusetts
2016 Book Completion Grant, African Peacebuilding Network, Social Science Research Council
2015 Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow, University of Oxford and Princeton University
2015 Individual Research Grant, African Peacebuilding Network, Social Science Research Council
2015 Mary Kingsley Zochonis Award, African Studies Association of the UK
2015 Carnegie Corporation of New York Scholar, African Studies Association
2015 Alumni Networking Grant, American Political Science Association
2014 2012-2013 African Affairs African Author Prize, awarded for the best article published by an author based in an African institution, or an African PhD student based in an overseas university
2014 Presidential Fellow, African Studies Association
2014 Research Grant, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
2013 Small Research Grant, American Political Science Association
2012 Honorable Mention, Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Feminist Theory and Gender Studies
Section, International Studies Association
2011 Dissertation Fellow, African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Boston College
2011 Best Graduate Student Paper Award, African Politics Conference Group
2011 Recognition Award (for dissertation proposal), International Federation of University Women
2010 Graduate Student Paper Prize, Women of Color Caucus, National Women’s Studies Association
2010 Rita Mae Kelly Endowment Fellowship, American Political Science Association (2014)
2009 Deborah P. Wolfe International Fellow, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Educational Foundation
2007 International Fellow, American Association of University Women
INTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS
2015 Provost Award for Early Career Faculty, University of Ghana
2014 Travel Grant, Office of Research Innovation and Development, University of Ghana
2010 Research Grant, Ford Institute for Human Security, University of Pittsburgh
2010 International Studies Fund, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh
2010 Professional Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2010 Research Grant, Johnson’s Institute for Ethics and Accountability, University of Pittsburgh
2009 Dean’s High Merit Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
2009 Institute for Qualitative Methods Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
2008 De Zafra Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
2008 Graduate Research Grant, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Pittsburgh (2010)
2008 Travel Grant, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (2009, 2010, 2011)
POLICY ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY
‘Global South Scholars are Missing from European and US journals. What Can be Done About It?’ The Conversation (July 29, 2018).
‘Intimate Partner Violence: The Hidden Threat to Women’s Security,’ Kujenga Amani, African Peacebuilding Network of the Social Science Research Council (March 6, 2017).
‘How to Ensure Women’s Access to Justice as the UN Draws Down its Mission in Liberia,’ Global Economic Governance and Blavatnik School of Government Policy Brief, University of Oxford (Jan. 2017).
‘Invest in Women’s Organizations for a Change,’ Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (Oct. 19, 2016).
‘Engendering Debate and Collaboration in African Universities,’ Oxford University Press Blog (Oct. 16, 2016).
‘Sexual Violence and Justice in Liberia,’ Project Syndicate (July 26, 2016).
‘The Path to the Ivoirian Presidential Elections: Past Strife and Current Challenges,’ Kujenga Amani, African Peacebuilding Network of the Social Science Research Council (Oct. 23, 2015).
‘The Limits of Theorizing Legislation as Primary Panacea to Gender-Based Violence in Africa,’ (with Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso), Newsletter of the African Politics Conference Group, 8(2):7-8 (Sept. 2012).
‘A Dialogue with Alice Kang on Using Fiction in the Classroom’, Sex/Gender in the Narrative (May 2015).
KEYNOTES & SELECTED INVITED TALKS
2020 Institute for Social Science of Politics, University of Paris Nanterre, February 5
2020 Modern History Seminar, University of St. Andrews, 13 April
2020 Seminar, Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, University of Bath, 3 March
2019 Keynote, ‘Conflicting Fields | Real-World Dilemmas of Collecting Data in Difficult Circumstances’, Center on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, June 5
2018 Keynote, Development Studies Association of Ireland, Oct. 24
2018 Seminar, Pan-African Doctoral Academy, University of Ghana, May 8
2018 Seminar, International Development Department, University of Birmingham, April 30
2018 Keynote, Future of Feminist International Relations, 30th Anniversary of the British International Association Gendering International Relations Working Group, Newcastle University, April 26
2017 Seminar, Social Science Research Council, New York, June 7
2017 African Studies Work-in-Progress Seminar, Princeton University, April 25
2017 Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Right Seminar, University of Massachusetts, Boston, April 13, 2017
2016 Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, Oct. 19
2016 African Studies Seminar, Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London, June 7
2016 International Gender Studies Seminar, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, April 5
2016 Centre for Trust, Peace & Social Relations Seminar, Coventry University, April 4
2016 School of Information and Communication Studies/African Peacebuilding Network of the Social Science Research Council, University of Ghana, March 30
2016 Multidisciplinary Gender Research Seminar Series, University of Cambridge, Feb. 15
2015 Centre for the Study of War, State and Society/Centre for Imperial and Global History, University of Exeter, Nov. 11
2015 Global Economic Governance Seminar, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Oct. 30
2015 African Studies Seminar, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford, Oct. 22
2015 Mary Kingsley Zochonis Lecture, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Oct. 15
2015 Centre for African Studies, University of the Free State, Oct. 1
2014 Department of Political Science & International Relations, University of Delaware, Nov. 24
2014 African Studies Program, Georgetown University, Nov. 17
2012 Works-in-Progress Lecture Series, African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Boston College, Feb. 22
SELECTED CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION
2020 Invited panelist, ‘Gendering peace and security – African perspectives on the 20th Anniversary of UN resolution 1325’ seminar, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, March 9 - 10
2019 Invited panel co-organizer and panelist, ‘Countering asymmetries in knowledge production on Africa,’ Millennium: Journal of International Studies Annual Conference, London, October 19 - 20
2019 Invited panelist, ‘Researching Conflict: Doing Fieldwork in Divisive and Violent Contexts’ workshop, Geneva, June 5 - 7
2019 Invited panelist, Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development 2019, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, May 15
2019 Invited participant, Working Group on African Political Economy meeting, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, April 11 - 12
2019 Invited participant, Book Manuscript Workshop for Nic Cheeseman, Gabrielle Lynch and Justin Willis, “The moral economy of elections in Africa: Voting and Virtue in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda”, University of Birmingham, April 1
2018 Invited discussant, Resilient Peace Workshop, Centre for European Studies, University of Ghana, Oct. 18
2017 Invited panelist, ‘The Political Economy of Gender and Women’s Empowerment in Africa’ Conference, School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, April 14
2016 Invited panelist, ‘UN Policy Roundtable: Representations of Violence, (In)security, and Peace in Africa: Challenges for Policy and Practice,’ United Nations Headquarters, New York, Dec. 6
2016 Invited panelist, ‘Unpacking African Agency in Global Politics’ Conference, CERI- Science Po, Oct. 10
2016 Panelist, ‘Ending Violence against Women in Africa: Challenges and Progress’, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, June 10
2016 Invited panelist, Roundtable, ‘Policy Challenges in Emerging Economies’, Blavatnik School of Government’, University of Oxford, June 9
2016 Invited panelist, Roundtable, ‘Ending Sexual Violence: The Role of Non-State Actors’, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, May 16
2016 Panelist, Gender Equality in Practice, European Consortium for Political Research Joint Workshop, University of Pisa, April 27
2015 Invited Panelist, ‘Violence against Women in Post-Conflict States: The Role of the UN and Women's Organizations,’ Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Oct. 30
WORKSHOPS & ROUNDTABLES ORGANIZED
‘Author Meets Critic: Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaign to End Violence against Women in Africa,’ International Studies Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, March 27, 2020
‘Countering Asymmetries in Knowledge Production on Africa: Writing Workshop’, University of Ghana, Sept. 9 – 13, 2019 (with Nana Akua Anyidoho and Gordon Crawford). Funded by the British Academy
Co-chair, ‘International Studies Literacy: A Workshop on Intro Class Approaches’, International Studies Association – Accra Conference, Aug. 1, 2019 (with Mark Boyer)
‘The Implementation of Women’s Rights Laws and Policies’ Workshop, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Aug. 30, 2017 (with Shannon Walsh). Funded by APSA
‘Ending Violence against Women in Africa: Challenges and Progress’ Roundtable, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, June 16, 2015
ANNUAL MEETING PRESENTATIONS
International Studies Association Annual Convention: 2009 - 2012, 2014 – 2018, 2020
African Studies Association Annual Conference: 2009, 2010, 2014 – 2017, 2019
American Political Science Association: 2011, 2015, 2016
International Studies Association-Accra, 2019
African Studies Association of Africa: 2017
British International Studies Association: 2016
African Studies Association of the United Kingdom: 2014
Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany: 2014
National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference: 2010
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2015 Methods Training Workshop, African Peacebuilding Network of the Social Science Research Council, University of Botswana, Aug. 8 – 10
2015 Junior Scholar Workshop, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, June 8 –10
2010 Global Perspectives on Politics and Gender, American Political Science Association Africa Workshop, Tanzania, July 19 – Aug. 7
2009 Teaching Workshop, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, University of Pittsburgh, Nov. 7
2009 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Syracuse University, May 25 – June 10
TEACHING & SUPERVISION
University of Bristol (2019)
Undergraduate: POLI300032 Gender and Security
Postgraduate: POLIM3030 International Human Rights
Dissertation Supervision, M.A. International Affairs candidates
University of Ghana (2013 – 2018)
Undergraduate: UGRC 220: Introduction to Gender Studies
Postgraduate: INTA 601: International Relations, INTA 688: Gender and International Affairs, INTA 620: Research Methods, INTA 703: Qualitative Research Methods (Ph.D. Seminar)
Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Titilope Ajayi (2016 – present)
Thesis Supervisor, M.A. International Affairs candidates (2013 - present)
Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (2013-2014)
Postgraduate: INTA 620: Research Methods
Boston College (2012)
Undergraduate: BK 511: Gender and (In)Security in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings
Liberia June – Oct. 2010, May – June 2011, July 2019
Ghana May & July 2011, Jan. 2015, June 2015, June 2019
Cote d’Ivoire June – Aug. 2014, July – Aug. 2015, Sept. 2017
DEPARTMENT & UNIVERSITY SERVICE
University of Bristol
MSc Program Director, International Relations (since 2019)
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, SPAIS (since 2019)
Member, Search Committee for the Perivoli Chair in Africa Research and Partnerships (2019)
University of Ghana
Coordinator, PhD program, Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (2018)
Member, Research and Documentation Committee, Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (2013 - present) Member, Extension and Advocacy Committee, Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (2013 - present)
Member, Committee to Organize the Research Conference of the College of Humanities (2014 & 2015)
Member, Interview Panels for M.A. International Affairs applicants (2014 & 2015)
Volta Hall Representative, College of Humanities (2014 - 2015)
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
Politics & Gender (since 2019)
Feminist Studies on Peace, Justice and Violence, Rowman & Littlefield (since 2019)
Africa: Past, Present and Prospects, Rowman & Littlefield (2018 – present)
Political Studies Review (2018 - present)
Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics, Oxford University Press (2017 – present)
International Gender Studies Feminist E-Press, University of Oxford (2017 – present)
Journal of International Politics and Development - Nigeria (2016 – present)
African Affairs (2016 – 2017)
Judging Panel, Robert Chambers Award, Development Studies Association of Ireland (2019)
Publications Committee, International Studies Association (2018 – 2020)
Professional Development Committee, International Studies Association (2017 –2019)
Project Steering Committee, American Political Science Association – African Studies Association Africa Project (2016 – 2018)
Graduate Student Paper, Prize Committee, Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section, International Studies Association (2017)
Executive Committee, Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section, International Studies Association (2016 – 2017)
International Relations Section, European Conference on Gender and Politics (2018 – 2019)
Book Prize Committee, Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section, International Studies Association (2017)
External Examiner (PhD)
Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town (2019)
Gender Studies Programme and Trauma, Forgiveness & Reconciliation Studies, University of the Free State (2016)
African Affairs, African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, African Peacebuilding Network-Social Science Research Council (Individual Research Grant Program), African Studies Review, American Political Science Association (Small Research Grant Program), European Journal of International Security, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Legon Journal of International Affairs and Diplomacy, Ohio University Press, Politics & Gender, Political Studies Review, Routledge, Third World Thematics
SERVICE TO THE BROADER COMMUNITY
Academic Steering Committee, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (since 2019)
Advisory Board, Women’s Global Narrative Project (since 2019)
Academic Network, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (2016 – present)
African Politics Conference Group, African Studies Association, American Association of University Women, American Political Science Association, Ghana Studies Association, International Studies Association
Updated: October 2019