Dr. Amanda Coffie

Dr Coffie
Research Fellow

Dr Coffie teaches International Relations Theories & International Institutions and International Political Development. Her work spans a continuum of forced migration, from conflict zones, through asylum, repatriation and transnational studies. Dr. Coffie’s research has been supported by African Peacebuilding Network of the Social Science Research Council, and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Email: acoffie@ug.edu.gh

Academic Qualifications

PhD, Carleton University, Canada, MA, Brock University, Canada and BA, University of Ghana

Research Interest:

Refugees, Diaspora, Transnationalism, Migration and Asylum Governance and Post-conflict Peacebuilding


"Canada and African Refugees: It Is Complicated, but Opportunities Exist for a Partnership" International Journal of Canadian Studies (IJCS) Vol.55, 2017, pp43-54

“A Dark Side of Democratization: Displacement of Population and Open Door Asylum in Kenya and South Africa” in Gebe B. (2016) ed. Constitutionalism, Democratic Governance and the African State (Black Mask: Accra)

“Dimension of Local Ownership: Returning Refugees as Agents for Peacebuilding in Liberia” LEJIAD Vol.8. No.1, 2015, pp.26-59

Hidden Resources: Refugee Experience and the Politics of Peacebuilding (Lambert, Saarbrücken, 2015)

“Filling in the Gap: Refugee Returnees Deploy Higher Education Skills to Peacebuilding” Refugee Survey Quarterly, Vol. 33, 4, 2014, pp.1-28

“Ghana’s Asylum Policy and Practices since Independence” in Ohemeng F, et al. (2012) Public Policy Making in Ghana: How Politicians and Civil Servants Deal with Public Problems. (Edwin Mellen Press: New York)