Prof. Dr. Kocra Assoua


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0) 921 55-4185 (phone)

+49 (0) 921 55-4130 (fax)


Research interests

Development policy, international relations, governance issues in third world countries, local government  and decentralisation policy, political culture and political systems, studies of electoral behaviour in Africa, peace and conflict studies, comparative political studies  

Geographical Area

West, Southern and Central Africa  

Political Science

Academic Vita

since 2009

Junior Professor of Development Policy and African Politics, University of Bayreuth

2007 - 2009

Research Assistant, Chair of Sociology of Development, University of Bayreuth and Lecturer, University of Siegen


PhD in Siegen


Studies in Cologne and Siegen

Memberships and Functions in Academic Organisations


Member of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS)


Member of the African Association of Political Science (AAPS) 


Member of South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) 


Member of the Afrika Team of the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit