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K. Raymond Da-boi

Ph.D. Student


Preferred pronouns: he/him

Subdiscipline: Cultural Anthropology

K. RAYMOND DA-BOI is currently a doctoral student majoring in cultural anthropology and also enrolled in the graduate diploma program in disasters, displacement, human rights (DDHR) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville - where he serves as graduate teaching associate in the Department of Anthropology. Raymond has a combined progressive professional experience of over ten (10) years in academia (education administration, supervision, teaching and research) as well as development/humanitarian work. Raymond served as associate vice president for student affairs (2015-2018), director, Department of Service Learning (2014-2015), assistant director, senior lecturer and research fellow, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (2006-2014), Cuttington University, Liberia. He was also adjunct faculty and research affiliate in the Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University (2012-2013), and adjunct faculty, United Nations Adjunct Faculty Program, Kofi Anan Institute of Conflict Transformation, University of Liberia (2006). His research interests span among others the political economy of violence, contemporary armed conflict (“new wars”), peace-building, post-conflict reconstruction, and regional security as well as critical disaster studies and the intersections between conflict, natural resources, climate change and displacement (forced migration). His current work focuses on the nexus between, and the political ecology of borders and conflict, and state-building in the Mano River Basin sub-region of West Africa. Some of his published works include: Understanding the Motivations for Civil War: Greed or Grievance? Cuttington University Journal of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CUJLASS), Vol. 1, (, Cuttington University; Challenges of Integration and Regional Security in West Africa, Cuttington University Journal of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CUJLASS), Vol. 1, (, Cuttington University, Dynamics and Political Economy of Contemporary Civil Wars:, Armed conflict, displacement, and access to healthcare - 30 Mar 2021 — Armed conflict, displacement, and access to healthcare: 978-620-3-58007-5, 9786203580075, 6203580074, Other, The question of healthcare is ... Raymond was a Rotary world peace scholar at the Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok) in 2008, a United Nations University fellow at the United Nations University (Tokyo) in 2007, and a peace, security, and development fellow at King’s College London, in 2010, where he obtained certificates and an MA degree in armed conflict and peace-building, peace and conflict studies, and conflict, security, and development, respectively.


The political ecology of conflict, borders and the Mano River Basin sub-region of West Afric


M.A., King's College London. Conflict, Security & Development. 2011.

  • Thesis: "Dynamics of Intrastate Conflicts in West Africa. The Cases of Liberia (1989-1997/2003) and Sierra Leone (1991-2001)"

M.S., University of Ibadan Nigeria. Humanitarian & Refugee Studies. 2005.

B.S., A.M.E. Zion University Liberia. Business Management. 2001.


Professional Service

Gamma Beta Phi

Awards and Recognitions

Honorary Member, Gamma Beta Phi

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