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Afaanwi Che

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Afaanwi Che started his academic career in Swansea University, UK, where he obtained his PhD in International Relations in 2015. His teaching and research interests have led him to universities in different countries, including USA, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda where he served as Deputy Director of postgraduate studies in Kampala International University prior to joining XJTLU in March 2021. His current research interests focus on China-Africa relations and pedagogic strategies for promoting intercultural peace. He is a 2019 recipient of the China-Africa Research Initiative fellowship at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He regularly contributes to coding data for the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Index, the world’s largest democracy measurement project. Che's work has featured in various outlets, including Peace and Conflict Review, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Journal on World Peace, Journal of Asian and African Studies, and Journal of Political Science Education. He welcomes PhD supervision and research collaboration in the following fields: China-Africa relations, African Politics, IR Theory, and Peace and Conflict Studies

Research interests

China-Africa Relations

Peace and Conflict Studies

International Relations Theory

African Politics

Area interest: Africa

Political Science and Peace Education


Assistant Professor, International Studies, XJTLU, 2021-present

Acting Programmme Director, BA International Relations, XJTLU, Feb-Aug 2022

Global Engagement Officer, Department of International Studies, XJTLU, Aug 2021-July 2022

Acting research officer, Department of International Studies, XJTLU, Nov 2021-May 2022

Senior Lecturer (IR), Kampala International University, Uganda, 2017-2020

Lecurer (IR), Kampala International University, Uganda, 2016-2017,

Deputy Director, Postgraduate Studies, Kampala International University, Uganda, 2016-2020

Lecturer (IR), Kwararafa University, Nigeria, 2015-2016

Postgraduate Tutor, Department of Political and Cultural Studies, Swansea University, UK, 2011-2015


International Politics of Development in Africa

International Political Economy

Managing the World: the Role of International Institutions

Economic Competition and Conflict

Globalization and Regional Integration

Africa in Contemporary International Security

International Law

Awards and honours

Johns Hopkins University’s SAIS-CARI research grant & fellowship (2019) 

Teaching Assistantship, PCS, Swansea University (2011–2015)

Postgraduate Scholarship, Swansea University (MA 2007, Ph.D 2010-2014)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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Education/Academic qualification

Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy (2022)

PhD, International Relations, Swansea University, UK (2015)

MA, International Relations, Swansea University, UK (2009)

BSc, Political Science, University of Buea, Cameroon (2006)

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