Michael Ohene Aboagye


I’m an international student from Ghana currently doing a PhD in international relations at FIU (Florida International University). I had my undergraduate studies at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), where I did a BA in communications (journalism option). After my BA, I worked in the same university as a teaching assistant, and later left to work in a Ghanaian law firm (Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah) as a proofreader of the firm’s legal database. I began my studies at FIU in the fall of 2016 in the combined African and African Diaspora Studies/ International Relations (MA/PhD) program. The African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) program gave me a very deep theoretical grounding, which helped me shape my current research project. In the AADS program, I explored the international response – including the diasporic response – to Boko Haram. I’m conducting an in-depth study on the same project at the PhD level. I’m working towards having a future career as a professor. I plan to teach courses in African history, international relations of Africa, African politics and international security studies. I also plan to teach topics on Blackness and the Diaspora.