Michael Yekple


Ph.D. Candidate- School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs.





University of Central Florida


Welcome! I am a Security Studies doctoral candidate at the University of Central Florida’s School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs.

Originally from Ghana, I hold a BA in Sociology and Geography from the University of Cape Coast, and an MA in international Affairs from the University of Ghana.


I conduct research on topics in security studies, international relations, and comparative politics, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.


My current research projects are on conflict and political violence, and peacekeeping and civilian protection in armed conflict, with a regional focus on Africa. Additionally, I have ongoing research projects that focus on the intersection between international relations and the Global South; international politics of Africa; and democracy and good governance in Africa.


My academic and policy works have been published by the African Security Review, the Conversation, and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center



I have previously worked as researcher at the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy – a foreign policy institute of Ghana’s Foreign Ministryand the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center, both in Accra, Ghana. In both jobs, my research focused on peace and security in Africa including but not limited to conflict and peacebuilding in Africa, terrorism and violent extremism in the West African sub-region.