Damilola Agbalajobi

Damilola Agbalajobi is a political scientist and a gender specialist. Her research experience began in 2006 at Redeemer’s University, Nigeria.

Damilola has written a couple of articles that have appeared in learned peer review journals and books on Women in politics in Nigeria; Women and Peace building in Africa; Gender and Power; Gender and Corruption, Gender and Governance in Africa, Gender and Climate Change, Gender-Based Violence and sustainable Development, Violence and Women in Election and more. Since 2008, she has won various travel grants to attend and present papers in various international conferences on various aspect of politics and developmental studies. In addition, she also has a keen interest in multi-method research designs having gone through extensive training from The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) and The Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR) hosted by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, Syracuse University. She has also participated in other workshops and national orientation programmes in Nigeria. A member of many academic and learned societies including the Nigerian Political Science Association, Member Political Studies Association, a fellow of the Nigeria Young Academy, a former LeidenASA research fellow.

She has ongoing research on nude protest as part of an evolving social movement action in Nigeria. The centrality of her study consists partly in the plan to interrogate this much-marginalised social act within the broader context of processes directed at deepening democracy and expanding the boundaries of development in Nigeria. Damilola has a PhD in Political Science from the Department of Political Science, University of Lagos, Nigeria (2017) and she is a Faculty member of the Department of Political Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.

Recent publicatons:
Agbalajobi, D. T. (2015). Gender and Climate Change Mitigation in Nigeria. In S. A. Gbadegesin, E. B. Eze, O. O. I. Orimogunje and O. A. Fashae (eds.), Frontiers in Environmental Research and Sustainable Environment in the 21st Century (307 – 322). Ibadan: University Press Plc

Babatunde O. Oyekanmi and Damilola T. Agbalajobi (2016). Boko Haram Insurgency: Nexus between Environmental Degradation and Sustainable Development. Ife Social Sciences Review (Special Issue) Environment and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century.

Oghoadena C. Osezua and Damilola T. Agbalajobi (2016). A Qualitative study of Gender Issues Associated with Academic Mentoring in a Nigerian University, Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 6(1), 119-132. DOI:10.5590/JERAP.2016.06.1.09

Agbalajobi D. T. (2016). Nigeria’s Foreign Policy under Jonathan’s Administration: A Critical Appraisal. Ife Journal of the Humanities and Social Studies (IJHUSS), Vol. 3(1), 158-178.

Agunbiade, A. T. and Agbalajobi, D. T., (2017). Women’s Political Participation in Nigeria and South Africa: Issues and Challenges. (eds.) Mobolanle Ebunoluwa Sotunsa and Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso. Gender, Culture and Development in Africa, Pan African University Press, P. 541-552.

Damilola T. Agbalajobi (2017). A Historical Perspective of  Women Participation in Politics, Ife Social Sciences Review, 25(2), 33-47.

Agbalajobi, D. T. (2018). Gender and Governance in S. O. Oloruntoba and T. Falola (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of African Politics, Governance and Development (pp. 523-536). New York NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Damilola Agbalajobi (2018). Inclusion of Women in Nigerian Politics: A Geo-Political Perspective. Ilorin Journal of Administration and Development, Vol. 4(2), 95-103.

Agbalajobi, D. T. and Idowu, D. L. (2019). ‘Combatants yet Mothers: An Interrogation of the  Role of Women in the Para-Military’. In Omotosho, S. A. and Oladejo, M. T. (eds.) What  should Women Want? Before and Beyond… pp 369-385. Ibadan: Women Research and  Documentation Centre (WORDOC).

Damilola Taiye Agbalajobi and Leke Abraham Oluwalogbon (2019). The Nigerian Senate and the Politics of the Non-passage of the Gender Equality Bill, African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, Vol 13 (3), pp. 17-23, April 2019. DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR2019.1150



Fellow member
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria