Adunbi, Omolade | Faculty

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Associate Professor, DAAS, Department of AfroAmerican and African Studies


Omolade Adunbi is a political anthropologist and an Associate Professor at the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS). His areas of research explore issues related to resource distribution, governance, human and environmental rights, power, culture, transnational institutions, multinational corporations and the postcolonial state. His latest book, Oil Wealth and Insurgency in Nigeria (Indiana University Press, 2015) addresses issues related to oil wealth, multinational corporations, transnational institutions, NGOs and violence in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. His current research focuses on the growing interest of China in Africa’s natural resources and its interrelatedness to infrastructural projects. His teaching interests include transnationalism, globalization, power, violence, human and environmental rights, the postcolonial state, social theory, resource distribution and contemporary African society, culture and politics.

Affiliation(s) Program in the Environment Donia Human Rights Center African Studies Center

Field(s) of Study Transnationalism and Governance, Human and Environmental Rights, Oil and Natural Resource Politics

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