SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Kaweh Kerami

BSc Poli Sci (Amsterdam), MSc Poli Sci (Amsterdam), MSc ICC (Amsterdam)
  • Research


Kaweh Kerami
Kaweh Kerami
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Thesis title:
Democratisation in the midst of war: Elections and Electoral politics in Afghanistan
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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. 

PhD Research

Kaweh’s research interests lie mainly in democratisation in post-war societies. His PhD research is focused on elections and electoral politics in Afghanistan. He is currently in Kabul concluding his fieldwork.


  • Kerami, Kaweh (2019) Afghanistan: failure of US-Taliban peace talks looms over elections. Afghanistan: failure of US-Taliban peace talks looms over elections.


Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)


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