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Mouzayian Khalil

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Teaching Fellow, FHEA

Contact Information: For course, module, personal tutor and other teaching or research related enquiries:

For MA CSEP related enquiries: 

Office: Room E1.15

Advice and Feedback (A&F) Hours:

Thursdays 10:30am - 12:30pm

(note I am on leave from Week 2, Term 2 & Term 3 in 2023/24)

MA Drop In Hours (MA CSEP):

Mondays 10:30am - 11:30am

Week 2, 4, 8 and 10 only.

(note I am on leave from Week 2, Term 2 & Term 3 in 2023/24)

Please use booking form for online or face to face meeting. At the top of the booking form you will see tabs for 'A&F' separate from 'MA Drop In'. please use the relevant tabs.

A&F available Term-time only excluding Reading Week and University Holidays

Dr Mouzayian Khalil is a Teaching Fellow in International Development and Global South Politics. She is also the Coordinator of MA Student Experience and Progression (MA CSEP) and Course Director for MA in International Development. Prior to joining PAIS she was a Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations, Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja. She has both her MA in Globalisation and Development and PhD in Politics and International Studies from PAIS, Warwick, and her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Olabisi Onabanjo University (formerly Ogun State University) Nigeria.

She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), co-editor of the Think Development blog by Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development (WICID) and also convenes WICID’s Think Development Out Loud series. She has experience as a technical lead consultant on gender and social impact investment in agribusiness, health and education projects in Nigeria.

Teaching Responsibilities

Module Director and Seminar Tutor (Term 1): PO901 Theories and Issues in International Development

Module Director and Seminar Tutor: PO353 Gender and Development

Module Director: PO3A8 Race and International Politics

Research Interests

She is interested in critical and endogenous knowledge perspectives in international development, postcolonial and decolonial approaches to development knowledge and knowledge production, decolonial feminist pedagogies, African social and political thought, everyday contestations and resistances in the politics and political economy of development, with particular focus on feminist everyday critiques of social reproduction, depletion, gender in circular economy and social enterprise.

(Unavailable for UG and PGT Dissertation Supervision in 2023/2024 academic year).

Recent publications

Khalil-Babatunde, M., & Panichelli-Batalla, S. (2023). Challenges of cooperation for development: A case-study analysis of Cuban health solidarity programmes in Nigeria. Journal of International Development, 35(7) pp.18331851. Available at: opens in a new window

Spolander, G., Garcia, M.L.T., Frizzera Delboni, T.M., Teixeria, R.V., Khalil-Babatunde, M.V., Adefila, A. (2022). Academic Activism in Higher Education: A Dialectic of Resistance and Surrender in a Time of Neoliberalism. Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education, 4(2), pp. 51-86. Available at: opens in a new window

Adefila, A., Teixeira, R. V., Morini, L., Garcia, M. L. T., Delbo, T. M., Spolander, G., Khalil-Babatunde, M.V. (2021). Higher Education Decolonisation: #WhoseVoices and their Geographical Locations? Globalisation, Societies and Education, 20(3), pp. 262-276. Available at:

Khalil-Babatunde, M. V., & Schnurr-Reynolds, N. (2020). A Nigerian Success Story (Kene Rapu brand) in Holt, D. Exploring Youth Entrepreneurship. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), p.36. Retrieved from

Funded Research Projects

2022 - 2024, Co-Investigator, "L'homme n'est pas le maitre de la terre, mais le terre est le maitree de l'homme": encounters, dialogues and solutions for natural resource management and sustainable development in Cote d'Ivoire. Funded by the International Partnership Fund of the University of Warwick and in collaboration with the Swiss Centre for Scientific Research in Abidjan (CSRS)

2019 – 2022, Co-Investigator, Childhood Mortality and Austerity: Brazil, UK, South Africa, and Cuba. R$538,417.16 or £160k. Project funded by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Capes/Print Project number 88887.311889/2018-00. An interdisciplinary and intercontinental research cluster led by Professor Lucia Garcia (Brazil) involved in producing joint publications.

Visiting Fellowships

(2019-2021) Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development (WICID), University of Warwick.

(2018-2019) Global Inequalities and Development research group, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR), Coventry University.

Teaching in previous years:

Seminar Tutor: PO131 World Politics

Seminar Tutor: PO102 Political Research in the 21st Century

Seminar Tutor: PO203 Politics of International Development