Dr. Thomas Tieku

Dr. Thomas Tieku

Dr. Thomas Tieku

Associate Professor

Office: W251
Phone: 4302
Email: ttieku@uwo.ca


  • PhD  University of Toronto
  • MA  Brock University
  • BA (Hons) University of Ghana, Legon


  • Politics 2225E: Developing Countries in Global Politics
  • Politics 3308F/G: Informal Global Governance
  • Politics 3408F/G: Field School (African or European destination)
  • Politics 3369F/G: International Organization and Law
  • Politics 4421F/G: Negotiating Peace


Negotiation and Mediation; International Organizations; Informal International Relations;  African politics. 

Selected Publications

  • Tieku, T.K. (2017). Governing Africa: 3D Analysis of the Performance of the African Union. [Monograph] New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Tieku, T.K. (2012). United States of America-Africa Relations in the Age of Obama. [Monograph] Ithaca: IAD, Cornell University
  • Tieku, T.K., & Francis, D. (2011). African Union in Search of Peace and Reconciliation in Burundi and Comoros. [Monograph] Addis Ababa: African Union (Translated into French, Arabic, and Kiswahili). 
  • Tieku, T.K., Coffie, A., Setrana, M.B., & Taiwo, A. (Eds.). (2021). The Politics of Peacebuilding in Africa. Routledge.
  • Tieku, T.K., & Coleman, K. (Eds.). (2018). Africa’s Contributions to Global Norms. Lynne Rienner.
  • Tieku, T.K. (2021). Explaining APSA from the Perspective of Informal International Practices. In Researching the Inner Life of the African Peace and Security Architecture (pp. 101-116). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.
  • Tieku, T.K. (2020). . In I. Rashid & A. Niang (Eds.), Researching Peacebuilding in Africa (pp. 56-71). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Tieku, T.K. (2019). Stirring the Pot: The African Union and the International Order. In K. Coleman, M. Kornprobst & A. Seegers (Eds.), Introducing Orders of Africa, Orders of the World: How Diplomats Navigate Borderlands (pp. 212-234). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Tieku, T.K., & Coleman, K. (2018). African Actors in International Security: Four Pathways to Influence. In K. Coleman & T. K. Tieku (Eds.), Africa’s Contributions to Global Norms (pp. 1-19). Boulder: Lynne Rienner.
  • Tieku, T.K., & Coleman, K. (2018). African Agency in Theory and Practice. In K. Coleman & T.K. Tieku (Eds.), Africa’s Contributions to Global Norms (pp. 241-256) Boulder: Lynne Rienner.
  • Tieku, T.K., & Gelot, L. (2017). African Perspective on Global Governance. In A. Triandafyllidou (Ed.), Global Governance from Regional Perspectives (pp. 119-140). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Tieku, T.K. (2014). Theoretical Approaches to Africa’s International Relations. In T. Murithi (Ed.), A Handbook of Africa’s International Relations (pp. 1-18). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Tieku, T.K. (2013). African Union: From Federalism to Fantasy Union. In J. Loughlin, J. Kincaid & W. Swenden (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Regionalism and Federalism (pp. 573-574) New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Tieku, T.K. (2013). Pan-Africanization of Human Security. In M. Martin & T. Owen (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Human Security Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Tieku, T.K. (2013). African Union. In J. Boulden (Eds.), Responding to Conflict in Africa: The United Nations and Regional Organizations (pp. 33-50) New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tieku, T.K. (2013). The Role of the African Union in Post-War Reconstruction. In D. Simpson, C. Veney & P. Zeleza (Eds.), Development and Democracy in Post-War African Nations Lexington Books.
  • Tieku, T.K., & Grant, J.A. (2011). New Regionalisms and the African Union: Reflections on the Rise of Africrats, Regional Economic Integration, and Inter-Regional Relations. In B. McKercher (Ed), Handbook on Diplomacy and StatecraftAbingdon: Routledge.
  • Tieku, T.K. (2012). Africa’s Collectivist Worldview: Its Challenge to International Relations. In C. Scarlett, K. Dunne & T. Shaw (Eds.), Africa’s Challenge to Global Studies (pp. 36-50) New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tieku, T.K. (2011). The evolution and role of AU Commission and Africrats: Drivers of Africa’s regionalism. In A. Grant, C. Scarlett, & T. Shaw (Eds.), The Research Companion to Regionalisms (pp. 193-212) Ashgate.
  • Tieku, T.K. (2009). African Union & US Strategic Interests in Africa. In D. Francis (Ed.), African Security & US Strategic Interests in Africa (pp. 78-91) Routledge