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Dr. Festus Boamah

Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften
Sozial- und Bevölkerungsgeographie


Post-Doc/Habilitation. Chair of Social and Population Geography, University of Bayreuth (since 1. April 2016).

PhD in Development Geography (May 2015): 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''.

Visiting PhD Student: Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex under the sponsorship of Professor Ian Scoones (1 November―15 December, 2011).

PhD Scholarship Holder at the Nordic African Institute, Uppsala, in May 2009 and May-June 2013, hosted by Professor Kjell Havnevik under the Rural and Agrarian Change, Property and Resources Research Cluster.

Masters in Development Geography: Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway, (August, 2010). 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''.

Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors Division): Geography and Resource Development, Department of Geography, University of Ghana, (August 2003―May, 2007).

Work and Research Experience

Higher Executive Officer, Dept. of Geography, University of Bergen (August―November, 2015.

A co-organizer of the International Conference dubbed: Beyond Oil: Geographies of climate and energy transformation at the University of Bergen, 21-22 October, 2015. Available here: https://spacelab.b.uib.no/conference-beyond-oil/  

A co-organizer of a PhD Course and Workshop entitled: ‘Power in Political Ecology organized at the Department of Geography, University of Bergen in 24-27 November, 2015. Available here: http://www.uib.no/en/course/GEO902   
Consultant for Christen Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway: Undertaking Systematic Literature Review Assignment for ‘Anti-Corruption and Extreme Resource Governance’ project (June/July, 2015).

Higher Executive Officer: Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway
(February―April, 2015).

Guest Lecturer at the Bergen University College in September, 2015. Lecture topic: Synergies and contradictions in ‘Green’ Initiatives: From Green Revolution to Green/Climate Governmentality.

Guest Lecturer at the Bergen University College in April, 2015. Lecture topic: Biofuels and other agricultural Investments in Africa: Challenges and Prospects.

Research Associate: The Energy Center, College of Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, (September, 2010―August, 2011).

Research Assistant: Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana, 2007/2008. 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


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

Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften
Sozial- und Bevölkerungsgeographie


Publikationen

Referierte Beiträge in Zeitschriften (begutachtet)

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)

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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