PhD title: Exploring diverse experiences of refugee settlement in regional Australia
John's research project is a longitudinal study of the housing sector-related settlement experiences of diverse young people from refugee backgrounds in regional Australia.
John's overarching research interest is in human geography (with a focus on the settlement experiences of young people), urban and regional planning, refugee studies, gender studies, and peace and development studies.
John's PhD is funded by UOW, as part of an ARC Linkage Project: 'Settling Well: a longitudinal study of refugees in regional Australia' (LP200100205).
- Gender-Responsive Governance in Sierra Leone: The Transitions and Logic of Inequality
Abingdon, UK: Routledge | Lahai, John Idriss. (2023)
- State Fragility and Resilience in sub-Saharan Africa: Indicators and Interventions
Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 223 pages | Lahai, John Idriss and Isaac Koomson. (2020)
- Human Rights in Sierra Leone (Second Edition)
Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 332 pages | Lahai, John Idriss. (2020)
- Human Rights in Sierra Leone, 1787-2016: The Long Struggle From the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Present (First Edition; Hard back)
Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 318 pages | Lahai, John Idriss. (2019)
- The Ebola Pandemic in Sierra Leone: Actors, Representation, and the Path To Recovery
New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. 150 pages. | Lahai, John Idriss. (2017)
- Gender in Practice: Culture, Politics and Society in Sierra Leone
Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing (University of London’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies’ Africa in Development Series), 275 pages. | Lahai, John Idriss. (2016).
- “Women and the Gendered Frontiers of Conflicts and Postconflict Transformation in Sierra Leone and Liberia,” (Doctoral Dissertation)
Armidale, NSW: University of New England | Lahai, John Idriss. (2012)
- Governance and Societal Adaptation in Fragile States
New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 275 pages | Lahai, John Idriss and Helen Ware. (2020). | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-40134-4
- Governance and Political Adaptation in Fragile States
Lahai, John Idriss, Karin von Strokirch, Howard Brasted, and Helen Ware. (2019)
New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 305 pages | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90749-9
- Gender in Human Rights and Transitional Justice
Lahai, John Idriss and Khanyisela Moyo. (2018)
New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan (Crossing Boundaries of Gender and Politics in the Global South Series), 272 pages
- African Frontiers: Insurgency, Governance and Peacebuilding
Lahai, John Idriss and Tanya Lyons. (2015)
Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 216 pages
- In Multidisciplinary Explorations of Corohysteria Caused by the Covid-2019 Pandemic, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books
Abdul Karim Bangura (ed.)
Corolockdown [Coronavirus Lockdown], Lahai, John Idriss (2022), 39pp. (chapter 23)
- In Governance and Societal Adaptation in Fragile States, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan
Lahai, John Idriss and Helen Ware. (eds.) (2020)
Introduction: Societal Adaptation in the Context of Governance, pp. 1-9
- In Governance and Political Adaptation, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan
John Idriss Lahai, Karen von-Strokirch, Howard Brasted, Helen Ware (eds.) (2019)
- The spaces of governance and political adaptation in fragile states, John Idriss Lahai et al. pp. 1-11
- Introduction, John Idriss Lahai et al
- The History and Representation of the Challenges of Governance in the Fragile States of Sub-Saharan Africa, John Idriss Lahai and Nenneh Lahai. pp. 15-38
- Somalia: The Struggles in the Transient Phases in ‘Somali-Style’ (and Other Hybrid) Models of Governance, John Idriss Lahai. pp. 135-166
- In Gender in Human Rights and Transitional Justice, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan
John Idriss Lahai and Khanyisela Moyo (eds.) (2018)
- Introduction: Gender in Human Rights and Transitional Justice, John Idriss Lahai. pp. 1-15
- Human Rights Frameworks and Women’s Rights in Posttransitional Justice Sierra Leone, John Idriss Lahai. pp. 143-174
- In Female Combatants in Conflict and Peace: Challenging Gender in Violence and Postconflict Reintegration, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan
Seema Shakhawat (ed) (2015)
Gendering conflict and peacebuilding in Sierra Leone, John Idriss Lahai. pp. 123-145
- In African Frontiers: Insurgency, Governance and Peacebuilding, Abingdon, UK: Routledge
John Idriss Lahai and Tanya Lyons (eds) (2015)
- Understanding Postcolonial African Frontiers: History, Theory, Policy and Practice, John Idriss Lahai and Tanya Lyons. pp. 3-16
- West African Warscapes: Rebel Factions, Insurgent Opportunism and State Governance, John Idriss Lahai and Tanya Lyons. pp. 1-14
- The International Responsibility to Protect and the Conflict in Darfur, John Idriss Lahai. pp. 132-148
- From Insurgency to Governance and Peacebuilding: Africa’s Future, John Idriss Lahai and Tanya Lyons. pp. 394-410,
- In Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa, Lanham, MD: Lexinton Books
Msia Kibona Clark and Mickie Mwanzia Koster (eds.) (2014)
(Chapter 10) The music-scapes of a country in transition: Cultural identity, youth agency, the emergent hip hop culture, and the quest for socio-political change in Sierra Leone, John Idriss Lahai. pp. 198-225
- In Beyond State-Building: Confronting Africa's Governance and SocioEconomic Challenges in the 21st Century, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: United Nations University Africa Programme.
Samuel Kele Ewusi and Jean Bosco Butera (eds.) (2014
Contested Visions of and Routes to Gender Equality and Governance: Budgeting for the Gender Sector under International Tutelage in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone, John Idriss Lahai. pp. 303-342
- In African Childhoods: Survival, Education and Peacebuilding in the Youngest Continent, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan
Marisa O. Ensor (ed.) (2013)
Youth agency and survival strategies in Sierra Leone’s post war informal economy, John Idriss Lahai. pp. 40-60
- Births and Deaths Must be Registered in Africa John Idriss Lahai, et al (2020)
Lancet, vol. 8, no 1, E33- E34
- From discontinuity to continuity: Tertiary education institutions, conflict and peacebuilding in Sierra Leone. John Idriss Lahai. (2015).
Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 313–338 (Wiley-Blackwell journal)
- The war and its aftermath: Social (dis)integration, traditional justice and the quest for social healing and community transformation in Northern Liberia, John Idriss Lahai. (2014).
West African Review, vol. 25, no.1, pp. 25-46
- Fighting for the rain forest: The intersections of ethnicity, ethno-ritual beliefs and rain forest gender relations in the warscapes of Northern Liberia. John Idriss Lahai. (2014).
West African Review, vol. 24, no.1, pp. 1–21
- Educating for peace: The sociological dimensions of grassroots peace education as a tool for national reconciliation and social forgetting in Sierra Leone. John Idriss Lahai and Helen Ware. (2013).
African Conflicts and Peacebuilding Review, vol. 3, no.2, pp. 69–90
- Gendered battlefields: A contextual and comparative analysis of women's participation in armed conflicts in Africa, John Idriss Lahai. (2012).
Peace & Conflict Review, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 1–15
- Fused in combat: Unsettling the gendered hierarchies and women’s roles in the fighting forces during Sierra Leone’s civil war, John Idriss Lahai. (2012).
The Australasian Review of African Studies, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 34–55
- Sexing the states: The gendered origins of the civil war in Sierra Leone, John Idriss Lahai. (2011).
Minerva Journal of Women and War, 2(4), pp. 26–45
- Accountability for wartime sexual and gender-based violence: Trends, issues and approaches, John Idriss Lahai. (2010).
Australian Journal of Gender and Law, vol. 3, no.1, pp. 1–23