Bose Babatunde

Membership:  2017-2018

Member Bio

Abosede Omowumi Babatunde holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and currently lectures at the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. She is a member of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice, the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and she was a senior research fellow at the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA). She has also been awarded several academic fellowships and grants, including a 2016 Individual Research Grant from the African Peacebuilding Network of the Social Science Research Council (APN/SSRC). Most recently, she was awarded a 2017 fellowship at the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) of Brown University, the United States. Babatunde is the author of “Oil, Environmental Conflict and the Challenges of Sustainable Development in the Niger Delta.” Her research interests include conflict resolution with an emphasis on traditional models of conflict resolution, resources governance, human rights and security, peacebuilding, and gender.


Environmental Change, Traditional Institutions, and Security in Nigeria’s Oil-rich Niger Delta
Lumchtime Colloquium Video - Oil: Mitigating Militancy in Nigeria's Niger Delta


  • “Environmental Conflict and the Politics of Oil in the Oil-Bearing Areas of Nigeria’s Niger Delta.” Peace and Conflict Review 5, no. 1 (2010): 31–45.
  • “An Analytical Evaluation of the Cost of the Conflict in Nigeria’s Niger Delta.” Journal of Conflictology 3, no. 1 (2012): 50–58.
  • “Youth Militias and the Militarisation of the Niger Delta: Interrogating Institutional Mechanisms.” The Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 23, no. 2 (2014): 155–76.
  • “Oil, Environmental Conflict and the Challenges of Sustainable Development in the Niger Delta.” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 9, no. 2 (2014): 77–82.
  • “Harnessing Traditional Practices for Use in the Reintegration of Child Soldiers in Africa: Examples from Liberia and Burundi.” Intervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas 12, no. 3 (2015): 379–92.
  • “Youth Uprising and the Quest for Political Reform in Africa: Issues and Challenges.” African Security Review 24, no. 2 (2015): 107–21.