KNUST Researcher Appointed As Joint Editor Of African Affairs ; Dr. George M. Bob-Milliar has been named the next editor of the Royal African Society’s flagship journal, which is situated in London. The famous and oldest African Studies publication is “African Affairs.” Dr. Bob-Milliar, a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s Centre for Cultural and African Studies, is the second African/Ghanaian to edit the 120-year-old mainstream worldwide journal published by Oxford University Press.
“African Affairs” is a highly respected and preeminent international journal of choice for Africanists, most widely read by academics and policymakers. It is the oldest Area Studies journal globally, the top-ranked journal in African Studies and ranked 48 out of 182 mainstream Political Science journals globally. It focuses on sub-Saharan African politics and international relations, sociology, anthropology, economics.
Dr. Bob-Milliar expressed his excitement about the position in an interview with KNUST’s University Relations Office. He vowed that he would utilize his position as an editor to encourage colleagues and graduate students to submit articles to the Journal. “I’ll use the ‘new author mentorship’ scheme to encourage promising graduate students to submit their work to the Journal,” he stated confidently.
African politics and social/political history are among Dr. Milliar’s research interests, with an emphasis on party politics, informal institutions, regional development, migration, and African diaspora studies. He analyzes and critiques political behavior and electoral processes, as well as the evolution of party politics and its broader consequences on society. He also looks into the historical and cultural contexts in which political parties function, as well as the impact of cultural/informal conceptions on political processes. He is amassing a body of empirical case studies on many areas of Ghanaian politics, which has made a significant contribution to African political theories, techniques, and framings, as well as social history, electoral processes, and democratization conceptions.
His research builds up new critical contributions to political analysis on the African continent and as a valuable contribution to the development of African politics and the understanding of democratization issues. Besides, Ghana, he has conducted fieldwork in Uganda.
He has been a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Uganda’s Makerere University, and the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). Also, he has been a ‘DAAD Guest Professorship in African Economic History’ at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) at the University of Bayreuth (Germany), guest lecturer at the Johannes Gutenberg University (Germany), and University of San Francisco (US).
Besides, African Affairs, he is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of African Political Economy and Development (based in South Africa), co-editor of African Economic History (based at the University of Wisconsin–Madison), co-editor of Contemporary Journal of African Studies (formerly known as Research Review based at University of Ghana, IAS). He sits on the editorial boards of the African Journal of Social Sciences Education (UEW), Babcock Journal of the Social Sciences (University of Babcock, Nigeria), and African Review of Economics and Finance (South Africa).
Dr. Bob-Milliar is an excellent scholar with an impressive record of international peer-reviewed publications in highly esteemed journals/books. He is visible on many scholarly electronic sites. He has a great citation profile on Google Scholar. He is among the top ten most cited scholars in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CoHSS) and the only top researcher with the most cited single-author publications in the college. Bob-Milliar has written extensively on a catholic spread of issues/topics, from party activism to party factionalism, migration to development, and gender to transnationalism. His research and publications are of uniformly high quality and are very insightful. He is a thorough and conscientious researcher with good analytical skills. He has over 100 publications.
Dr. Bob-Milliar scholarship has been honoured with several awards, including being a recipient of the prize for Exceptional Research by an emerging African scholar bestowed by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Canada; recipient of the maiden African Author Prize, the prestigious prize is awarded for the best article published in African Affairs by an author based in an African institution, or an African PhD student based in an overseas university. ‘The reward is in acknowledgment of exceptional African work that frequently does not reach audiences outside of the African continent,’ says Agyeman-Duah, winner of the Agyeman-Duah Prize for Overall Best Graduate Student at the University of Ghana, Legon.Whatsapp , Instagram, Twitter , Facebook