Dr Ini Dele-Adedeji joins CAS as a GCRF Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ini will be working on transitional justice in northeastern Nigeria, under the mentorship of Dr Akin Iwilade.
Ini received his doctorate from the Politics & International Studies department at SOAS. His research interests focus on the intersection of politics and religion in northern Nigeria, and transitional justice. His doctoral thesis - ‘The Mobilisation of the Boko Haram Sect’ - is an ethnographic study on the relative success of the Boko Haram sect in gaining the support of a section of the Muslim public in northern Nigeria. Ini was previously a Teaching Fellow in the SOAS departments of Politics and International Studies and Development Studies. He has lectured at SOAS, Wellesley College, and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Ini has also provided advisory services to/consulted for Medecins Sans Frontieres, Oxford Analytica, and the United States Department of Defence. His expert commentary on Nigerian current affairs can be heard or read on different media platforms including the BBC World Service, Al Jazeera, the UK Guardian, The Conversation, and Africa is a Country. Before returning to academia, Ini was a Community Development Worker in London. He was most recently employed as a Research Associate at the University of Bristol where he was part of a project investigating migration across the Sahara and also looking at the Tramadol opioid.