Fisayo Ajala is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Stellenbosch University. He holds a PhD in sociology from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. A three-time fellow of the SSRC – Next Gen doctoral fellowships (Next Gen 2019-2022), his primary research interests are in the areas of military sociology, gender, peace, and security. Other research areas are welfare and social policy, civic space, and digital sociology. His articles and book reviews have been published in African Security, LSE Book Review, African Studies Quarterly, and The Republic: Journal of Nigerian Affairs.