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Dr. George Bob-Milliar

Dr. George Bob-MilliarDr. George M. Bob-Milliar is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Political Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, one of the most prestigious public universities in Ghana. He joined the faculty of KNUST in August 2013 and has been involved in research, teaching, and mentoring of students at all levels. He is currently serving as the Director of KNUST’s Centre for Cultural and African Studies (CeCASt). In 2012, Dr. Bob-Milliar received his PhD from the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, the oldest center for African Studies on the continent. Trained as an interdisciplinary scholar, his research lies at the intersection of history, political science, and development studies. He has published in the preeminent journals in his field of specialization. Dr. Bob-Milliar has been a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, Uganda’s Makerere University, and the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), as well as a guest lecturer at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany and the University of San Francisco, US. In 2010, he received the inaugural African Author Prize for the best article published in African Affairs by an author based at an African institution, and in 2012 he was awarded a prize for his contribution to research on African policy issues from the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada.

His research interests are; African Studies; African Politics & Development; ‘Informalization' of Party politics; Democratic Studies including electoral politics; Traditional/Informal Institutions; Social, Political & Economic History of Ghana/Africa; Qualitative Research Approaches and Diaspora & Migration.  

Dr. Bob-Milliar sits on the editorial boards of several reputable academic journals including the Contemporary Journal of African Studies.

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