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Dr. Pius Siakwah

Research Fellow
Societies and Cultures

Pius Siakwah (PhD) is an emerging development geographer and researcher, with a special interest in relationships, interactions, and linkages between natural/energy resources and livelihoods; climate/agriculture livelihoods; politics/institutions, actors (local, national, and global), sustainable development in Africa, energy geographies and political economy of development. I have a keen interest in political economy, natural resources, globalized assemblages, development and energy geographies, climate change, network geographies, and tourism development. Currently, Pius Siakwah is research fellow at the Institute of African Studies (IAS) at the Societies and Culture Section. Before joining IAS, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the College of Business and Economics (CBE), Department of Tourism, University of Johannesburg, South Africa where my research and publication centred on natural resources, networks and development; and tourism governance and development in Africa.

I am peer-reviewer for journals such as Geoforum, Resources Policy, Environment and Society, Energy and Sustainable Development, Ocean and Coastal Management, and among others. These are some of the leading publishers in geographer and development studies, and I have published a number of articles in some of the leading journals as well. Other engagements included Guest Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin: The making of the third world – Geography Department, March 2015. In May 2015, I attended the STPTS Summer School at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, the UK on emerging pathways on sustainable development. Received a number of distinguished awards, including Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Johannesburg, (2016–2018), Trinity College Graduate Studentship Award, (2013–2016), Brock University Graduate and International Fellowship, (2010–2011), and a First-Class Honors (Geography), University of Ghana.

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