Author: Azeez Olaniyan
Dr Azeez Olaniyan is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti in Nigeria. He is also on the support staff of the Institute of Peace, Security and Governance of the same University and currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Institute. He was educated up to a doctoral level in Political Science at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He also holds a National Diploma in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, in 2013. He also received the Postdoctoral Grant/Fellowship of the African Humanities Program of the American Council for Learned Societies in 2014. He is a laureate of the African Workshop Program of the American Political Science Association. He is also currently a Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany. His research interests revolve around Conflict and Security, Ethnic Politics, Social Movements, Political Ecology, Culture and Development.