Kaweh Kerami

Key information

BSc Poli Sci (Amsterdam), MSc Poli Sci (Amsterdam), MSc ICC (Amsterdam)
Email address
Thesis title
Democratisation in the midst of war: Elections and Electoral politics in Afghanistan
Internal Supervisors
Professor Jonathan Goodhand


Kaweh Kerami is a PhD Candidate at SOAS, researching democratisation in Afghanistan. He also works as an adjunct lecturer at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). Kaweh is a research consultant at the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) as well.

He obtained his MSc in Comparative and European Politics, MSc in International Crimes and Criminology and BSc in Political Science at VU University Amsterdam. During his Master’s programmes, Kaweh was a junior researcher at the Center for International Criminal Justice and a member of Dutch Political Science Association. Also, he has worked as a journalist for the BBC World Service (London) for over three years. 

Research interests

  • Democratization
  • Electoral Politics
  • Peace-building
  • Opium War
  • International Crimes (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide)

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