Aziz Unusah


Unusah Aziz is currently a PhD researcher at the School of Geography, University of Leeds. He had both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Ghana, Legon. With a keen interest in forced migration, his thesis with the title “Conflict-Migration Nexus in Ghana: A Case of Bimbilla Conflict in The Northern Region of Ghana” examined how individual decisions are taken during conflict situations. Aziz is currently on GNPC FOUNDATION scholarship, and his research focuses on conceptualizing prisoners as forced migrants, and how practices such as control and movement of prisoners across borders infringe upon their rights.

Before starting his PhD program, he worked as an administrative officer for MADE – West Africa, an EU funded project that was aimed at promoting free movement and the protection of the rights of migrants across the ECOWAS sub-region.


Research interests

  • Forced Migration
  • Discourses of Power
  • Carcerality
  • Gender



  • MPhil (Hons) Migration Studies, University of Ghana
  • B.A (Hons) History & Archaeology (Combined), University of Ghana

Research groups and institutes

  • Social Justice, Cities, Citizenship