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Akinyemi Oyawale

Akin OyawaleTeaching Fellow 
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Room: E1.15

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I am a Teaching Fellow in International Security and the course director for MA in International Relations. I hold a Bachelors in Politics and Psychology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, a Masters in International Security from the University of Sussex, and a PhD in Politics from the University of East Anglia, Norwich. I have over 9 years of teaching experience at both secondary and post-secondary levels and my teaching philosophy centres on the idea of NLB - Nobody Left Behind. In terms of teaching experience at tertiary institutional level in the UK, I was formerly an Associate Tutor in Politics and International Relations at the University of East Anglia until July 2019 where I won the Arts and Humanities Outreach and Public Engagement Prize in 2018 and was a finalist for the Arts and Humanities Teaching Prize in 2019. I have successfully supervised over 20 UG and PGT dissertations to date on issues related to terrorism, insurgency, migration, and (in)security more broadly.

Teaching Responsibilities

PO231 International Security.

PO380 Britain and the War on Terror.

PO381 Critical Security Studies.

PO926 International Relations: Theories and Issues.

Research Interests

I am interested in investigating terrorism, counterterrorism, radicalisation, extremism, postcolonial studies, vernacular security and much broader aspects of international security, which is an extension of my PhD thesis where I examined how Boko Haram and state counterterrorism have interacted to impact on the (in)security of citizens in Northeast Nigeria.

Twitter: @akinoyawale