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Komlan Agbedahin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State

Komlan Agbedahin is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice (IRSJ) at the University of the Free State (South Africa). He holds a MSc. in Sociology from the University of Lomé (Togo), an MHRS/Peace and Conflicts Studies from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria), and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Rhodes University. Before joining UFS, he taught social research methods, general sociology and industrial and economic sociology courses at Rhodes University, and worked with the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti. He is an African Humanities Program (AHP) Adviser.

Recent publications:

Agbedahin, K. (2019). Boys and Girls in the Bush, Bosses in Post-Conflict Society: Liberian Young Veterans Rising to Power. In D.-V. N. Botchway, A. Sarpong, & C. Quist-Adade, New Perspectives on African Childhood: Constructions, Histories, Representations and Understandings (pp. 109-132). Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press
Agbedahin, K. (2018). Drawing paradise from hell: War retentions and post-conflict reintegration of young veterans in Africa. African Security Review. doi:10.1080/10246029.2018.1524776
Agbedahin, K. (2018). Un destin foudroyé: Un footballeur dans l'enfer du terrorisme by Kodjovi Obilalé. Acta Academica. 50(2), pp. 152-154

Forthcoming publications:

Agbedahin, K., & Agbedahin, A. V. (2019, forthcoming). Food Waste
in University Spaces. Peace Review, 31 (4).
Agbedahin, K. (2019, forthcoming). Beyond Livelihoods. Peace Review, 31(4).
Agbedahin, K. (2019, forthcoming). Haiti cholera outbreak and peacekeeping paradoxes. Peace Review, 31(2)
Agbedahin, K., & Agbedahin, A. V. (2019, forthcoming). The University history pathway to university transformation in South Africa. In K. G. Fomunyam, & M. Rahming, Decolonisation in Higher Education in an Era of Internationalisation and Globalisation. Bloemfontein: Sun Media.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Justice, University of the Free State


  • 2012 
    Rhodes University, PhD, Sociology