Humphrey Asamoah Agyekum

Humphrey Asamoah Agyekum

Assistant Professor

Current research

Humphrey Asamoah Agyekum is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Global Criminology, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He currently works on a project on illegal mining in Ghana, and previously was the postdoctoral researcher on the “Analyzing Maritime (In)Security in Ghana” (AMARIS) project. He is the author of “From Bullies to Officers and Gentlemen: How Notions of Professionalism and Civility Transformed the Ghana Armed Forces” (2019), published by Berghahn Books. As a trained Africanist and anthropologist, he has conducted long-term fieldwork in both Africa and Europe, namely in Ghana, Guinea-Bissau and Denmark, and his scientific output has been published in leading academic journals, such as Armed Forces & Society, Africa, Critical Military Studies, Social Science and Medicine, and Africa Spectrum.

Fields of interest

My main regional interest of research is West Africa. My thematic fields of interest are: civil-military relations, militarism and militarisation, African armies and security governance, violent conflict, conflict management, human security, youth in post-conflict environments, security governance and security sector reform.

The West African region is an area I am well acquainted with. Not only have I conducted fieldwork in Guinea-Bissau and Ghana, I have also travelled extensively through the region, visiting Cape Verde, The Gambia, Mali, Senegal, Guinea and Burkina Faso.

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