Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Received Sylff fellowship in 2017.
FR: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
TO: Northwestern University (USA)
Academic supervisor: Professor Aidan Russell
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Frank Afari has hands-on experience in conflict resolution and rural community engagement which he acquired through his internship with the National Peace Council, a statutory body set up to mediate in cases of intra/inter ethnic conflict and violence in rural communities in Ghana. Besides, he has worked as a university lecturer and is currently a 3rd year PhD candidate working on Transitional Justice, human rights and Reconciliation in Ghana's post-colonial history.
Current affiliation: PhD Candidate, Department of International History, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Predoctoral Fellow, Buffet Institute of Global Studies, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA. My work wil involve intensive archival research at the Melville Hertscovits Library in Northwestern and the American Library of Congress in Washington. Before my research starts in October I am currently engaged in archival research in Ghana and also conducting interviews amongst survivors, witnesses and perpetrators of various incidents of violence during periods of political upheavals in Ghana's history.
I am currently a predoctoral fellow beginning research at the Buffet Institute of Global Studies (Northwestern University) in October 2018. My study will focus on Human rights and Transitional Justice in postcolonial Ghana.