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Akinyemi Oyawale

Akin OyawaleAssistant Professor 
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Office: D1.31

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I am an Assistant Professor 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 several UG and PGT dissertations to date on issues related to terrorism, insurgency, migration, and (in)security more broadly.

Teaching Responsibilities

Module Convener - PO926: Theories and Issues in International Relations.

Seminar Leader - PO135: Nine Ideas in International Security.

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.

Selected Publications

Oyawale A. (2021) The Impact of (Counter-)Terrorism on Public (In)Security in Nigeria: A Vernacular Analysis. Security Dialogue (R&R in 2020 and accepted in October 2021).

Oyawale A. (2020) The 'Pied Piper' of Maiduguri: Boko Haram and Violent Extremism in Nigeria. In: Jackson R, Martini A and Ford K (eds) Encountering Extremism: A Critical Examination of Theoretical Issues and Local Challenges. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Twitter: @akinoyawale