Fellows & Grantees

Olufisayo Ajala

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2019
Project Title
Women and Non Lethal Impacts of Insurgency: Coping Mechanisms of Terror-Widowed Wives of Nigeria Army in the War against Boko Haram.
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Stellenbosch University


Fisayo Ajala is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is a 2019 fellow of the SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship Program. His current research interests are in the areas of military sociology, violent extremism, gender studies, and civic space. His book reviews and articles have been published in LSE Book Review, African Studies Quarterly, and The Republic: Journal of Nigerian Affairs.