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Dr. Komlan Agbedahin

Dr Komlan Agbedahin

Email: K.Agbedahin@ru.ac.za

ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5715-1879

Komlan Agbedahin is a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology at Rhodes University. He holds a BSc and an MSc in Sociology of Development from Université de Lomé (Togo), an MSc in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria), and a PhD in Sociology from Rhodes University (South Africa).

Komlan has taught research methods, sociology and industrial sociology courses at Rhodes University, and worked at the United Nations as Protection and Field Officer in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Monitoring and Reporting Officer in Haiti. He also worked as Lecturer and Director of Studies at Alliance Française in Nigeria. He is an adviser of African Humanities Program and a Presidential Fellow of the African Studies Association.

Komlan also worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Development (ISD) at the University of the Western Cape, in the Department of Sociology at Rhodes University, and at the Unit for Institutional Change and Social Justice at the University of the Free State. His current research is on the influence of the ‘cult of mediocrity’ on social development. His scholarly interests include empirical research methods, social theory, work-family balance, education and institutional change, development studies, social justice, grassroots diplomatics, post-war reconstruction and development, political economy, and transnationalism.


  • Agbedahin, K. (2022). Civic Friendship as a Remedy for the Cult of Mediocrity. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 34(3). DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2022.2092400

  • Agbedahin, K. (2022). Africa’s Code of Honour and the Protection of Women. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 34(2), 214-226. DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2022.2049004

  • Komlan Agbedahin (2021) “Covid-Preneurship” and the Imperative Return to Ubuntu, Peace Review, 33:1, 80-87, DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2021.1956133

  • Agbedahin, K., & Akalu, B.T. (2021). Migrant as Architect of his own Comfort. In J. Kurzwelly, & L. Escobedo, Migrants, Thinkers, Storytellers: Negotiating Meaning and Making Life in Bloemfontein, South Africa (pp.217-237). Cape Town: HSRC Press.

  • Escobedo, L., Kurzwelly, J., & Agbedahin, K. (2021). Transcending social categories: Reflections on research concerning migrant lives, lived experiences and life stories. In J. Kurzwelly, & L. Escobedo, Migrants, Thinkers, Storytellers: Negotiating Meaning and Making Life in Bloemfontein, South Africa (pp.19-32). Cape Town: HSRC Press.

  • Agbedahin, K. (2020). Beyond Livelihoods. Peace Review, 32(2), 204-211.

  • Agbedahin, AV. & Agbedahin, K. (2020). Prospect of military educational roles during public health crises: Lessons from the covid-19 pandemic in South Africa. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 36(3), 1-15.

  • Agbedahin, A. V., & Agbedahin, K. (2020). Food Waste in University Spaces. Peace Review, 31(4), 532-538.

  • Agbedahin, K. (2020). Crisis of human dignity and mega sporting events tragedies. In J. Kocián, J. Mlynár, & P. Hoffmannová (Eds.), Malach Center for Visual History on its 10th Anniversary: Compendium of Papers of the Prague Visual History and Digital Humanities Conference 2020 (pp. 119-132). Prague: MatfyzPress.

  • Escobedo, L., & Agbedahin, K. (2020). 'Contigo Perú' as Trickle-Up Grassroots Diplomatics. Peace Review, 31(3), 312-321.

  • Agbedahin, K. (2020). Shared Complicities, Decolonisation and Collective Futures of West African Borders. In Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), Annual Young Scientist Conference 2019: Migration, Displacement and Mobility in Africa: Complex Issues in Current Times (pp. 31-33). Pretoria: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

  • Agbedahin, K. (2019). The Haiti Cholera outbreak and Peacekeeping Paradoxes. Peace Review, 31(2), 190-198.

  • 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, &

    Quist-Adade, New Perspectives on African Childhood: Constructions, Histories, Representations and Understandings (pp. 109-132). Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press.

  • Agbedahin, K., & Agbedahin, A. V. (2019). South African University History: Challenges and the Danger of a Masquerade of Transformation. In

    G. Fomunyam, Decolonising Higher Education in the Era of Globalisation
    and Internationalisation
    (pp. 207-230). Cape Town: SUN MeDIA.

  • Agbedahin, K. (2019, April 28). The old ways of reintegrating young veterans need to be abandoned. Retrieved from The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/the-old-ways-of-reintegrating-young-veterans-need-to-be-abandoned-115243

  • Agbedahin, K. (2018). Un destin foudroyé : Un footballeur dans l'enfer du terrorisme by Kodjovi Obilalé. Acta Academica. 50(2), 152-154.

  • Agbedahin, K. (2018). Drawing paradise from hell: War retentions and post-conflict reintegration of young veterans in Africa. African Security Review,
    (3-4), 212-225.

  • Agbedahin, K. (2014). From control to parasitism: Interrogating the roles of border control agencies of the Ghana-Togo border. African Security Review, 23(4), 370-380.

  • Agbedahin, K. (2014). Interrogating the Togolese historical sex strike. International Journal on World Peace, 31(1), 7-25.

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