Prof. Charles Ukeje

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Charles Ukeje is a Professor of International Relations at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is a winner of the Mary Kingsley Zochonis Lecture Award of the Royal African Society in 2004 and, the following year, was the Leventis Cooperation Visiting Research Scholar at the Centre for African Studies, SOAS, in the UK. While he was on sabbatical in September 2007, he served as a Lecturer in African Politics and Development at the Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford. He has participated and led research projects at the Institute for Peace Studies at the Addis Ababa University and has also spoken at various conferences and events including the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Pennsylvania, where he was a guest speaker. His most recent major work is a co edited book titled The Crisis of the State and Regionalism in West Africa: Identity, Citizenship and Conflict (CODESRIA 2005).