Prof. George Meyiri Bob-Milliar

Associate Professor


Dept: History and Political Studies
New Social Sciences Block Complex
Office Room: First Floor (FF 13D)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
PMB, UP KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana


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His areas of research cut across three related disciplines; political science, history, development studies. His research interests include democratic...~more

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George M. Bob-Milliar is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Political Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, one of the most prestigious public universities in Ghana. He joined the faculty of KNUST in August 2013 and has been involved in research, teaching, and mentoring of students at all levels. He is currently serving as the Director of KNUST’s Centre for Cultural and African Studies (CeCASt). In 2012, Bob-Milliar received his PhD from the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, the oldest centre for African Studies on the continent. Trained as an interdisciplinary scholar, his research lies at the intersection of history, political science, and development studies. He has published in the preeminent journals in his field of specialization. Bob-Milliar has been a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, Uganda’s Makerere University, and the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), as well as a guest lecturer at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany and the University of San Francisco, US. In 2010, he received the inaugural African Author Prize for the best article published in African Affairs by an author based at an African institution, and in 2012 he was awarded a prize for his contribution to research on African policy issues from the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada.

RESEARCH INTERESTS/FIELDS OF STUDY

- African Studies

- African Politics & Development

- 'Informalization' of Party politics 

- Democratic Studies including electoral politics

- Traditional/Informal Institutions

- Social, Political & Economic History of Ghana/Africa

- Qualitative Research Approaches 

- Diaspora & Migration 

Editorial Positions:
- CO-EDITOR: APSA Africa Workshop Newsletter (2015-2017)
- EDITOR: Journal of African Political Economy & Development, (since 2016-date
- CO-EDITOR: African Affairs (since December 2021-date)
- CO-EDITOR: African Economic History (Since February 2020-date)
- CO-EDITOR: Contemporary Journal of African Studies (since February 2021-date)

MEMBER OF EDITORIAL BOARDS: African Journal of Social of Sciences Education (UEW, 2021), Babcock Journal of the Social Sciences (BJSS) (University of Babcock, Ogun State, Nigeria), African Review of Economics & Finance (SA).

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