Peace Medie

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (NCGG)

Office: 
405 Robertson Hall
Phone: 
609-258-4832
External Website: 
http://www.peacemedie.com

Biography

Peace A. Medie is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Niehaus Centre for Globalisation and Governance, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.

Her research centers on the dynamics of violence during and after conflict and the efforts that state and non-state actors make 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. It studies norm implementation at the street-level by analyzing the performance of police officers and gendarmes.  Her research has been supported by grants from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the American Political Science Association and her findings have been published in African Affairs, International Studies Review, and Politics & Gender. Peace’s work has won several awards, including the 2012-2013 African Affairs African Author Prize. She delivered the 2015 Mary Kinglsey Zochonis Lecture of the African Studies Association of the UK.

She earned a B.A. in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana, an M.A. in International Studies from Ohio University, and a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.