Azeez Olaniyan

Azeez Olaniyan is a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. He is also the assistant director of the Institute of Peace, Security, and Governance at the same university. He completed his PhD in Political Science at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, in 2007. He has received a number of grants and fellowships including: 2017 APN Individual Research Grant; Research/Writing Fellowship from the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich, Germany; the African Humanities Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (American Council for Learned Societies); Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; and Graduate Summer Training Fellowship by the Factory of Ideas, Center for Afro-Asia Studies, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. He has also participated in the American Political Science Association (APSA) African Workshops program. His research interests include conflict and security studies, ethnic politics, social movements, and political ecology.