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Chioma Daisy Onyige

Dr. Daisy Onyige

Carson Fellow

Chioma Daisy Onyige is a sociologist by training and a multidisciplinary researcher by choice. She is currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, where she earned a PhD in sociology with specialization in criminology, police science, and social work in 2007. She was a recipient of the Global South Scholar Fellowship from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva in 2010. Her research interests include crime and gender issues, gender and environmental issues such as oil spillage and environmental degradation, conflict and conflict resolution, climate change and health issues. At the Rachel Carson Center, she will be working on a paper, based on empirical data collected from her field work that looks at rural farming households' adaptation and resilience to climate change using their local knowledge in the Niger Delta region.

RCC Research Project: Gender and Climate Change: A Study of Rural Farming Households' Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change Based on Local Knowledge in the Niger Delta Region

Lunchtime Colloquium Video - Gender and Climate Change: Adaptation and Resilience of Farming Households in the Niger Delta

Selected Publications:

  • Feminist Theorising of the Role of Women in Conflict and Development in the Niger Delta. Special issue, Pan African Social Science Review, no. 12 (2011).
  • "Informal Productive Forces and Class Conflict: An Examination of Urban Socio-Economic Changes in Nigeria." In The Changing Nigerian Society, edited by Kinikanwo Azunda Anele and Jokull Johannesson. Corby UK: Oxford Academic Publishing Ltd., 2011.
  • Knowledge and Beliefs about HIV/AIDS Among Male and Female Students in Nigerian Universities. Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology 1 (2010): 121–131.
  • "The Growing Problem of Female-Headed Households in Rural Nigeria: A Consequence of HIV/AIDS Pandemic." In The Changing Faces of Rural Nigeria: Change and Continuity, edited by Prof. Edet M. Abasiekong. Uyo: Abaam Publishing, 2010.
  • "The Problems of Administration of Justice on Female Offenders in Nigeria." African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies 4 (2011): 28–36.