Research Analyst, Eritrean Center for Strategic Studies, Asmara, Eritrea
Fikresus Amahazion is an educator and research analyst from Eritrea. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Bonaventure University (NY, USA), graduating Summa Cum Laude, before going on to complete his MA and PhD at Emory University (GA, USA), where he concentrated on globalization, political economy, and development. At Emory University, he also received a Graduate Certificate from the Institute of Human Rights (IHR). His capstone project at the IHR, a longitudinal quantitative analysis of the long-term global variance in implementation of protectionist policies for victims of human trafficking, was published by Human Rights Quarterly, widely recognized as the leading global journal in the field of human rights. Now based in Asmara, Fikresus’ wide-ranging research pursuits include analysis of human rights, political economy, gender, and development. A brief sample of his recent published work includes, “Exploring National COVID-19 Variability Across Sub-Saharan Africa” (2021, Journal of Global Health Reports), “Exposure to Pornography Among Young Eritreans: An Exploratory Study” (2021, Journal of International Women’s Studies), “Short-sighted Solutions: An Examination of Europe’s Response to the Mediterranean Migration Crisis” (in Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys across the Mediterranean, 2019, Lexington Books), and “Dragon Meets Camel: An Exploration of China’s Engagement with Eritrea” (2022, Journal of Social and Development Sciences). Fikresus is also the editor of a special issue of the Journal of International Women’s Studies, “COVID-19: The Impact on Women and Girls Around the World.” In addition to scholarship, his commentary on and analysis of various events and developments have been featured in a number of popular international media outlets. A passionate advocate for rights and equality, Fikresus remains actively involved in numerous local and global initiatives promoting peace and sustainable development.