Dr. Felix Kumah-Abiwu
Non-Resident Fellow in Governance & Democracy Division
Dr. Felix Kumah-Abiwu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Kent State University in the United States of America. He is also the Founding Director of the Center for African Studies at Kent State University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from West Virginia University in the United States. He also studied at Ohio University (USA) for his graduate degree program in Communication and International Development. Prior to coming to the United States, Dr. Kumah-Abiwu obtained his BA in Political Science from the University of Ghana and an MA in International Affairs from the Legon Centre for International Affairs & Diplomacy (LECIAD), University of Ghana. His research focuses on political leadership in Africa, elections/democratic governance, African security issues, foreign policy analysis, narcotics policy, Black males/public education in the African diaspora, and African-centered theories. Dr. Kumah-Abiwu has presented his research papers at national (USA) and international conferences. In 2015 and 2017, he presented his research papers at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. He participated and presented papers at international conferences in Hamilton, Bermuda (2016), Dublin, Ireland (2018), Vienna, Austria (2019), Mauritius (2019) and Dunedin, New Zealand (2019) and many others. In addition to his published book, book reviews, encyclopedia entries, and several book chapters, Dr. Kumah-Abiwu’s scholarly journal articles have appeared in the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs (The Round Table), Journal of Pan African Studies, West Africa Review, International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Men’s Studies, Urban Education, Journal of Economics/Sustainable Development, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics and African Security Review.