Fellows & Grantees

Peace Medie

Book Manuscript Completion Grants 2016
Project Title
Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns against Gender-Based Violence in Africa
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Research Fellow, Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD)


Peace A. Medie is a Research Fellow in the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) at the University of Ghana and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. Her research centers on the dynamics of violence during and after conflicts and the steps that state and non-state actors take to address this violence. Her book manuscript, Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in Africa, examines how international organizations and the women’s movement have influenced the implementation of gender-based violence norms in Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire. Dr. Medie’s research has been supported by grants from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the American Political Science Association. Her work has been published in African Affairs, International Studies Review, and Politics & Gender, and has won several awards, including the 2012-2013 African Affairs African Author Prize. She delivered the African Studies Association of the UK’s 2015 Mary Kinglsey Zochonis Lecture. Prior to joining LECIAD, she was a Dissertation Fellow in the African and African Diaspora Studies program at Boston College. She earned a PhD in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a 2016 recipient of the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network’s Book Manuscript Completion Grant and a 2015 recipient of its Individual Research Grant.