Peace A. Medie is a Research Fellow in the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) at the University of Ghana and an Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow based at University College and the Blavatnik School of Government. Her research centers on the dynamics of violence during and after conflict and the efforts that state and non-state actors make to address this violence.
Her book project, “Translating Global Norms into Local Action: The Campaign against Gender-Based Violence in Africa” examines how international organizations and the women’s movement have influenced states’ implementation of norms against gender-based violence in Liberia and CÔte d’Ivoire. It studies the factors affecting norm implementation at the street-level by analyzing the performance of police officers and gendarmes. Her research has been supported by grants from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the American Political Science Association and her findings have been published in African Affairs, International Studies Review, and Politics & Gender. Peace’s work has won several awards, including the 2012-2013African Affairs African Author Prize for the best article published by a scholar based in an African university. She delivered the Royal African Society’s 2015 Mary Kinglsey Zochonis Lecture.
She earned a B.A. in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana, an M.A. in International Studies from Ohio University, and a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining LECIAD, she was a Dissertation Fellow in the African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Boston College.
Find out more about Peace's research and writing.
Medie, Peace. Rape reporting in post-conflict Côte d'Ivoire: Accessing justice and ending impunity. African Affairs. 1-21, March 2017
Medie, Peace. Sexual Violence and Justice in Liberia. Project Syndicate, July 26 2016
Jose, B and Medie, Peace A. Understanding Why and How Civilians Resort to Self-Protection in Armed Conflict. International Studies Review, Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2015
Medie, Peace A. Women and Postconflict Security: A Study of Police Response to Domestic Violence in Liberia. Politics and Gender, Volume 11, Issue 3, September 2015
Medie, Peace A. Fighting gender-based violence: The women's movement and the enforcement of rape law in Liberia. African Affairs, June 2013