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Samuel Anim

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PhD Candidate

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Monday: 1:00 - 2:00
Friday: 2:00 - 3:00

Subject to availability, advice/feedback sessions can be arranged outside these times.

To book a slot, please contact me via my staff/teaching email with your preferred time, and to choose between in-person or virtual meeting.

I am a PhD candidate in Politics and International Studies. Before joining PAIS Warwick, I worked as a teaching and research assistant at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. I hold a master’s degree in African Studies (awarded with Distinction) from the University of Oxford, where I concentrated on African politics, history, and development. Prior to that I obtained a BA in Political Studies from KNUST.


I am a student of the processes, complexities and contradictions of political and social change. I utilise multi-disciplinary approaches and qualitative inquiry to pursue these themes as they manifest in historical and contemporary cases of democracy and democratisation, development, social conflicts and peacebuilding. I focus primarily on Ghana as a first step to understand Africa, more broadly.

My doctoral research examines the politics of peace and democratic stability in Ghana. My aim is to understand the mechanisms put in place to safeguard Ghana's competitive democratic politics, and how different political actors operate within these spaces.

This work is supervised by Professor Gabrielle Lynch and Dr Briony Jones, both members of the Politics and International Studies department at Warwick. I am funded by the Chancellor’s International Scholarship offered by Warwick’s Doctoral College.


Since the 2021/22 academic year, I have been a seminar tutor for PO107: Introduction to Politics.


I was a member of the Critical International and Political Studies (CRIPS) Graduate Working Group during the 2020/21 academic year.