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Setri Dzivenu

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Setri Dzivenu
Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
+44 (0)131 651 3866

2007-2011   PhD African Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

      Thesis: ‘Chieftaincy and State Relations: Making Political Legitimacy in Ghana’s Fourth Republic’


2005-2006  MSc by Research African Studies, University of Edinburgh (Distinction

                Dissertation entitled: ‘Traditional Justice and Reconciliation in Ghana: The Case of the Anlo-Ewe’


2005          PGC International Cooperation and Development, United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo, Japan (Merit)      

Project entitled:  ‘Armed Conflict and Poverty Nexus and its Implications for Development’


                  PGC Armed Conflict: Prevention, Management and Resolution, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan (Merit)      

Project entitled: ‘Sources and Causes of Conflict in Africa’.

2000-2004   BA Political Science, University of Ghana, Ghana (First Class Honours


African Politics, Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and International Politics.




Peer Reviewed Publications


  • Dzivenu, S. (2011) “Justice and Reconciliation among the Anlo-Ewe in Ghana” In Ernest E. Uwazie and Chaunce Ridley (eds) Contemporary Issues in African Studies: A Reader, (New York: Triantlic Books), pp 37-47.
  • Dzivenu, S. (2009) ‘Justice and Reconciliation among the Anlo-Ewe in Ghana’ Journal for International Politics and Development 7(2): 53-64
  • Dzivenu, S. [2008] ‘The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion of Traditional Authorities in Africa: Chiefs and Justice Administration in Botswana and Ghana’ Political Perspectives Graduate Journal 2(1): 1-30


Conference and Invited Papers


  • “Chieftaincy and the state in Ghana under the 1992 constitution”  A paper presented at the invitation of the University College of London ‘West Africa Seminar’ series (5th March 2010)
  • “Strangers and Pastoralists: Fulbe Migrants and the State in West Africa”. A paper presented at the AEGIS Summer School  in Italy, from June 15-22 2008 under the auspices of the Africa-Europe Group of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale as Coordinating Partner. Travel and Lodging Expenses were paid for by Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale through a special fund provided by the Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena. 
  •          “Traditional Systems for Justice and Conflict Resolution among the Anlo-Ewe”. A paper presented at the 16th African/Diaspora Conference, California State University Sacramento, CA, USA (27-29th April, 2007)


  •          “Traditional Justice and Reconciliation Mechanisms in South-Eastern Ghana”. A field research conducted with financial support from the Edinburgh Development Trust (Edinburgh Campaign) and the Commonwealth study tour fund (May/ June 2006)


  •          “The Role of Chiefs in Justice Administration in Botswana and Ghana”. A paper presented at the 15th Annual Africa/Diaspora Conference at California State University, Sacramento, CA, USA. (27th-29th April, 2006)


  •          “The Invented Tradition and the Image of Chiefs in Africa”. A term paper presented to the Centre for African Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (December, 2005).



2008      AEGIS Summer School Scholarship, Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale.

2007       College of Humanities and Social Science studentship,University of Edinburgh

2007       Overseas Research Student Award, University of Edinburgh

2006       Small Project Grant Award, Edinburgh Development Trust, Scotland

2005        Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, United Kingdom  

2005       United Nations University Fellowship, Tokyo-Japan