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John Agbonifo

Dr. John Agbonifo

Carson Fellow

John Agbonifo was a Carson Fellow from August 2012 to September 2012 and from August 2013 to November 2013.

John Agbonifo's research and publications focus on environmental movements, environmental governance, development, and related topics. Agbonifo is a recipient of the Global South Scholar Fellowship from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (2011), and the Garnet Junior Mobility Fellowship, Warwick University (2009). Agbonifo is an assistant professor of sociology at Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria, where he teaches undergraduate courses in sociology of development, environmental politics, and social movements. He received his PhD from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in 2009, and he wrote his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Mohamed Salih.

RCC Research Project: Green Movements and Environmental Governance in Nigeria (pdf, 13KB)

Film Interview with John Agbonifo

Lunchtime Colloquium Video - Environmental Governance and Civil Society in Nigeria

Selected Publications:

“Territorialising Niger Delta Conflicts: Place and Contentious Mobilisation.” Interface 3 (2011): 240–265.

“Corporate Social Responsibility: An Oversocialized View of Multinational Corporations in Africa?” Journal of International Relations and Development 14 (2011): 126–134.

“Environmentalism and Environmental Movements in Nigeria.” In Environment and Sustainability: Issues, Policy and Contentions, edited by Anthony Kola Olusanya, Ayo Omotayo, and Lanre Fagbohun, 266–285. Ibadan: University Press, 2011.

Development as Conflict: Ogoni Movement, the State and Oil Resources in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Published Doctoral Dissertation, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague. Maastricht: Shaker Publishing BV, 2009.

“Oil, Insecurity, and Subversive Patriots in the Niger Delta: the Ogoni as Agent of Revolutionary Change,” Journal of Third World Studies 26, no. 2 (2009): 71–106.