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Titilope Ajayi

Titilope F. Ajayi is a feminist with a deep passion for empowering women which drives her work as a pracademic and independent consultant. With specializations in gender, conflict, security, civil society, civic space, and social movements, her recent work covers women and violent extremism in Africa and new dimensions of transnational activism. Titilope has held research positions in several regional and international NGOs, including the International Crisis Group (ICG), and consulted for UN Women, the Open Government Partnership, the African Security Sector Network (ASSN), GIZ, and other international organizations. She is a three-time SSRC fellow, having received the 2017 Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (NextGen): Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship, the 2019 Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (NextGen): Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship, and a 2018 African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Individual Research Grant. She founded and co-runs with Dr. Zibah Nwako Doing A PhD in Africa—a support network of early career scholars on the continent, which may be accessed at https://doingaphdinafrica.org/. Find out more about Titilope at https://www.titilopeajayi.com/.

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