Introducing Dr Dele Babalola: the newest member of the Politics team.


Introducing Dr Dele Babalola: the newest member of the Politics team.

I am delighted to be the newest member of the Politics team. Prior to joining CCCU, I was a Senior Lecturer at Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria. I also taught at University of Kent in Canterbury, UK.

My research focuses on federalism, political economy, ethnicity, democracy and elections, and terrorism in Nigeria. I will be teaching modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on the Politics and International Relations programme.

I hold a PhD in Politics and Government, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) from the University of Kent, UK, an MPhil in West African Studies from the University of Birmingham, an MSc in Research Methods in the Social Sciences from London South Bank University, and a BSc in Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Nigeria.

I have consulted for a number of notable international non-governmental organisations on security and other related issues in Nigeria. I have also advised a number of state governments in Nigeria on issues related to inter-governmental relations, and corruption, among others.  This time last year I was working outside the academic environment. After taking time off teaching I decided to work elsewhere, and this is when I found out that I truly enjoyed teaching. I am looking forward to getting back into the classroom soon!

I welcome interest from prospective Masters/PhD students in these areas:

  • Federalism as a tool of ethnic conflict management
  • African politics
  • Insurgency in West Africa

Details of my publications are available here: https://researchspace.canterbury.ac.uk/do/repository/outputs/researcher/8v2wz

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