Ernest is a PhD student in the School of Politics and International Relations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies (First Class Honours) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) and a Master of Philosophy in Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon. Prior to his studies at ANU, he was pursuing a Master’s program in International Development Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada. He has worked as a research assistant and tutored courses in Comparative Politics, Political Economy of Africa’s Underdevelopment and Issues in Africa’s International Relations.
His PhD project is concerned with why some elections escalate into high-levels of violence but not others, focusing particularly on Africa.
African Politics, Election Violence, Party Politics, Democratic Consolidation and Development Studies.