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Dr. Festus Boamah Dr. Festus Boamah
Dr. Festus Boamah

Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften
Sozial- und Bevölkerungsgeographie


Research priorities

  • Renewable Energy and Socio-Technical Relationality,
  • Biofuels land Deals & Land Politics,
  • Climate Change, Food Security,
  • Rural Livelihoods & ‘Green’ Governmentality

Biography

since 04/2016Post-Doc/Habilitation. Chair of Social and Population Geography, University of Bayreuth
05/2015PhD in Development Geography: Department of Geography, University of Bergen. PhD dissertation entitled: ''Biofuels and land politics: connecting the disconnects in the debate about livelihood impacts of jatropha biofuel land deals in Ghana''
11/2011 - 12/2011Visiting PhD Student: Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex under the sponsorship of Professor Ian Scoones
05/2013-06/2013, 05/2009PhD Scholarship Holder at the Nordic African Institute, Uppsala, hosted by Professor Kjell Havnevik under the Rural and Agrarian Change, Property and Resources Research Cluster
08/2010Masters in Development Geography: Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway. Thesis topic: ''Competition between biofuel and food? The case of a jatropha biodiesel project and its effects on food security in the affected communities in Northern Ghana''
08/2003 - 05/2007Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors Division): Geography and Resource Development, Department of Geography, University of Ghana

Work and Research Experience

08/2015 - 11/2015Higher Executive Officer, Dept. of Geography, University of Bergen
24 - 27/11/2015A co-organizer of a PhD Course and Workshop entitled: ‘Power in Political Ecology organized at the Department of Geography, University of Bergen. Available here: http://www.uib.no/en/course/GEO902 
21 - 22/10/2015A co-organizer of the International Conference dubbed: Beyond Oil: Geographies of climate and energy transformation at the University of Bergen. Available here: https://spacelab.b.uib.no/conference-beyond-oil/  
09/2015Guest Lecturer at the Bergen University College. Lecture topic: Synergies and contradictions in ‘Green’ Initiatives: From Green Revolution to Green/Climate Governmentality.
06 - 07/2015Consultant for Christen Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway: Undertaking Systematic Literature Review Assignment for ‘Anti-Corruption and Extreme Resource Governance’ project
04/2015Guest Lecturer at the Bergen University College. Lecture topic: Biofuels and other agricultural Investments in Africa: Challenges and Prospects.
02 - 04/2015Higher Executive Officer: Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway
09/2010 - 08/2011Research Associate: The Energy Center, College of Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
2007 - 2008Research Assistant: Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana. Responsibilities: Undertaking research, teaching and training, capacity building, policy assessment, development and dissemination in the area of migration.


Dr. Festus Boamah

Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften
Sozial- und Bevölkerungsgeographie


Publikationen

Referierte Beiträge in Zeitschriften (begutachtet)

Rothfuss, Eberhard; Boamah, Festus; Dörfler, Thomas
Relational governance of territorial resources in post-colonial Africa : A new analytic fr ...
In: Die Erde Bd. 152 (2021) Heft 2. - S. 75-90
doi:10.12854/erde-2021-527 ...

Boamah, Festus; Rothfuß, Eberhard
"Practical recognition" as a suitable pathway for researching just energy futures : Seeing ...
In: Energy Research & Social Science Bd. 60 (2020)
doi:10.1016/j.erss.2019.101324 ...

Rothfuß, Eberhard; Boamah, Festus
Politics and (Self)-Organisation of Electricity System Transitions in a Global North–South ...
In: Politics and Governance Bd. 8 (2020) Heft 3. - S. 162-172
doi:10.17645/pag.v8i3.3636 ...

Boamah, Festus; Rothfuß, Eberhard
From technical innovations towards social practices and socio-technical transition? : Re-t ...
In: Energy Research & Social Science Bd. 42 (2018) . - S. 1-10
doi:10.1016/j.erss.2018.02.019 ...

Lavers, Tom; Boamah, Festus
The impact of agricultural investments on state capacity : A comparative analysis of Ethio ...
In: Geoforum Bd. 72 (2016) . - S. 94-103
doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.02.004 ...

Boamah, Festus; Overå, Raghnild
Rethinking livelihood impacts of biofuel land deals in Ghana
In: Development and Change Bd. 47 (2016) Heft 1. - S. 98-129
doi:10.1111/dech.12213 ...

Boamah, Festus
Imageries of the contested concepts “land grabbing” and “land transactions” : Implications ...
In: Geoforum Bd. 54 (2014) . - S. 324-334
doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2013.10.009 ...

Boamah, Festus
How and why chiefs formalise land use in recent times : The politics of land dispossession ...
In: Review of African Political Economy Bd. 41 (2014) Heft 141. - S. 406-423
doi:10.1080/03056244.2014.901947 ...

Beiträge in Zeitschriften (nicht begutachtet)

Boamah, Festus
Energieunabhängig mit Photovoltaik : Von zentralen Stromnetzen zur Selbstversorgung in Gha ...
In: Spektrum Bd. 13 (2017) Heft 2. - S. 62-65
http://www.uni-bayreuth.de/de/universitaet/presse/ ...

Beiträge in Sammelbänden (begutachtet)

Boamah, Festus; Williams, Aled
Strengthening Institutions against Corruption? : Biofuel Deals in Ghana
In: Williams, Aled ; Le Billon, Philippe (Hrsg.): Corruption, Natural Resources and Development : From Resource Curse to Political Ecology - Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. - S. 117-130

Boamah, Festus
Competition between Biofuel and Food? : Evidence from Ajatropha Biodiesel Project in North ...
In: Matondi, Prosper B. ; Håvnevik, Kjell ; Beyene, Atakilte (Hrsg.): Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa - London: Zed Books, 2011. - S. 159-175 . - (Africa Now)

Beiträge in Sammelbänden (nicht begutachtet)

Rothfuß, Eberhard; Boamah, Festus
Praxistheorie in der Energiegeographie : Reflexionen zur solaren Energiewende in Kenia
In: Becker, Sören ; Klagge, Britta ; Naumann, Matthias (Hrsg.): Energiegeographie : Konzepte und Herausforderungen - Stuttgart: UTB, 2021. - S. 73-82 . - (UTB; 5320)

Rezension

Boamah, Festus
Hall, Ruth ; Scoones, Ian ; Tsikata, Dzodzi (Hrsg.): Africa's Land Rush : Rural Livelihood ...
Journal of International Development
2016
doi:10.1002/jid.3238 ...

Dissertation

Boamah, Festus
Biofuels and land politics : Connecting the disconnects in the debate about livelihood imp ...
Bergen, University of Bergen, Department of Geography, 2015
https://bora.uib.no/bitstream/handle/1956/9861/dr- ...
(Dissertation, , University of Bergen, Norway)

Dr. Festus Boamah

Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften
Sozial- und Bevölkerungsgeographie


Dr. Festus Boamah
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Raum: 159, GEO II
Sprechstunde: consultation by arrangement (nach Vereinbarung)

Telefon: +49 (0)921 / 55-2281
E-Mail: festus.boamah@uni-bayreuth.de

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