Prof. Omolade Adunbi

University of Michigan, USA

Omolade Adunbi is a political anthropologist and an Associate Professor at the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS), Faculty Associate, Program in the Environment (Pite) and Donia Human Rights Center (DHRC) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He obtained his PhD in Anthropology and an MA in African Studies (Politics and Political Economy) from Yale University in 2010. His most recent book, Oil Wealth and Insurgency in Nigeria (Indiana University Press, 2015) addresses issues related to oil wealth, multinational corporations, transnational institutions, NGOs and violence in oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Many of Adunbi’s articles has appeared in reputable journals such as Africa, Journal of the International Institute at Cambridge, African Studies Review, Political and Legal Anthropology Review and Anthropological Quarterly. He is the recipient of several awards and grants including the prestigious Class of 1923 Teaching and Research Award at the University of Michigan. His current research focuses on the growing interest of China in Africa’s natural resources and its interrelatedness to infrastructural projects and special economic zones. His teaching interest include transnationalism, globalization, power, violence, human and environmental rights, the postcolonial state, social and political theory, resource distribution and contemporary African society, culture and politics. His areas of research explore issues related to resource distribution, governance, human and environmental rights, power, culture, transnational institutions, multinational corporations and the postcolonial state.