I hold a B.A in Political Science with French from the University of Ghana, Ghana and a M.A in Political Science from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. I have held different teaching, research and administrative positions working with an international non-governmental organization focused on development and security, the Foreign Affairs ministry in Ghana as well as UBC.
State Responses to Terrorism in sub-Saharan Africa in the 21st Century
I have broader interests in conflict and security, transitional justice, peace-building, the empirical application of the concepts of international security and human security in Africa.
I am mainly interested in political violence, conflict, terrorism and insurgency in sub-Saharan Africa.
Using qualitative methods, I pay particular attention to the variations in government responses to acts of terrorism with emphasis on whether or not political interest by government elites in terrorism-affected areas within the state determine government responses. My research further investigates the different securitization efforts by non-state actors and entities that may assist terrorism-affected states in responding to such security threats.
Teaching Assistant for first year Winter and Spring courses "Introduction to Politics - POLI100" at the University of British Columbia, 2014 - 2015.
Dr Milli Lake
Professor Tomila Lankina