Fellows & Grantees

Abosede Babatunde

African Peacebuilding Network: Individual Research Fellowships 2016
Project Title
The Curse of Oil: Unpacking the Challenges to Food Security in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies


Abosede Omowumi Babatunde lectures at the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. She received her PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in February 2010. She received her Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies in 2005, and was the best graduating student in that year. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Dr. Babatunde is a member of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice, Nigeria; the International Peace Research Association (IPRA); and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA); and is a Senior Research Fellow of the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA). She is a 2010 African Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies, and a 2013 Peace Fellow at the Consortium for Peace Studies, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is the author of “Oil, Environmental Conflict and the Challenges of Sustainable Development in the Niger Delta,” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, as well as other publications in local and international journals. Her research interests include conflict resolution with emphasis on traditional models of conflict resolution; human rights and security; resource governance; peacebuilding; and gender mainstreaming. As an African woman peace scholar, she hope to probe further into her areas of research interest in economic governance with justice, with a particular focus on African realities. She is a 2016 recipient of the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network’s Individual Research Grant