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, as well as books on women in politics; women and peace building; 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 elections 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 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.

Damilola is a member of many academic and learned societies including the Nigerian Political Science Association and the Political Studies Association. She is also a fellow of the following organisations/networks: Conflict Research Network West Africa, African Studies Centre Leiden, the Nigerian Young Academy and the Ife Institute of Advanced Studies.

Damilola is a member of the UKRI International Development Peer Review College. Her experience as a member of the International Development Peer Review College Team has exposed her to the ethics of research and professionalism which she has always brought on board while carrying out various research activities including peer review.

She has an ongoing research on gender and governance in Africa, while also currently examining the geopolitical analysis of the participation of women in Nigerian politics which stresses the differentiations and unevenness of women’s experiences in Nigeria's geo-political zones. Damilola is presently involved in a 5-year funded project on Urbanisation and Gender in the Global South as part of the team covering the Nigeria City. She has an 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. She has extensive experience in gender issues and ethnographic studies in Nigeria.

Damilola has a PhD in Political Science from the Department of Political Science, University of Lagos, Nigeria (November 2017). She is also a faculty member and presently the Head of the Department of Political Science at Obafemi  Awolowo University, Nigeria.

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Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria