Fellows & Grantees

Ebunoluwa Popoola

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship 2012
Project Title
The Protection of Environmental Rights under International Law: A Comparative Study of Industrial Pollution Control in Nigeria and South Africa
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Law, Ahmadu Bello University


Ebunoluwa O. Popoola is a law lecturer at Ameer Shehu Idris College of Advanced Studies (an affiliate of Ahmadu Bello University), Zaria, Nigeria. She holds a PhD in public law from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
Her research areas are environmental law and human rights, international human rights law, sanitation in rural and urban communities, and grassroots struggles centered on environmental injustices in Nigeria and South Africa. Popoola is a Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa fellow and, as part of her PhD research, she conducted fieldwork research among industrial-pollution impacted communities in Nigeria and South Africa. Her work has been published in Anthropology Southern Africa, Ahmadu Bello University Journal of Commercial Law, and the Journal of the Social Sciences (University of Maiduguri), among other venues.
Popoola also works as an attorney in Zaria, Nigeria, and represents rural communities faced with land-grabbing and illegal evictions.