Oluwaseun Kugbayi is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Public Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Kola Daisi University, Ibadan. His research interests include development studies, public policy analysis, and conflict and peace studies. He has presented papers at notable international conferences. Kugbayi has also received a M.Sc. degree from the Department of Public Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and a B.Sc. Public Administration from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye. He is a recipient of the Social Science Research Council’s 2022 Next Generation (Next Gen) Doctoral Proposal Fellowship award. He is also a Fellow of Ife Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS) and Institut Francais de recherche en Afrique (IFRA), Nigeria, and a member of the Conflict Research Network (CORN), West Africa, and the Lagos Studies Association (LSA).