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Abosede Omowumi Babatunde's Promotion, AfOx Fellowship, and Tana Forum Book Launch Win


In October 2023, former Landhaus Fellow Prof. Dr. Abosede Omowumi Babatunde was promoted to full professor at the Center for Peace and Strategic Studies at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Because good news travel in packs, she has also recently received a prestigious AfOx fellowship position at the Africa Studies Center at the University of Oxford, UK. While she was in Oxford, she worked on the project “Petromodernity and Cultural Resilience: Oil Conflict, Indigenous Ritual Practices, and Peacebuilding in Nigeria's Niger Delta,” which, drawing on her ethnographic fieldwork, aimed to elucidate how traditional belief systems and cultural practices are leveraged in extractive communities in the Niger Delta to resolve conflicts and foster peaceful coexistence.

Finally, her co-authored book Managing Violent Religious Extremism in Fragile States: Nigeria and Kenya's Perspectives (Routledge, 2020) has been selected for the 11th Tana High-Level Forum's annual book launch on security in Africa. The book examines how African states can build the institutional capacity to better prevent, manage, and cope with new security callenges posed by violent religious extremism. You can find a short preview of the content on Routledge's website.

We would like to warmly congratulate Bose on all those wonderful achievements!