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Damilola Agbalajobi

Lecturer, Political Science, Obafemi Awolowo University

Damilola Agbalajobi is a political scientist and a gender specialist. Her research experience began in 2006 at Redeemer’s University, Nigeria. Damilola has written articles that have appeared in learned peer review journals and books on women and gender in relation to politics, peacebuilding, power, corruption, governance, climate change, violence, sustainable development, elections, and more.

Since 2008, she has won various travel grants to attend and present papers at international conferences on aspects of politics and developmental studies. In addition, she has a keen interest in multi-method research designs, having gone through extensive training from the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research and the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research hosted by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, Syracuse University.

She has also participated in other workshops and national orientation programmes in Nigeria. She is a member of many academic and learned societies including the Nigerian Political Science Association, Political Studies Association and Nigeria Young Academy. She has ongoing research on gender and governance in Africa.

Damilola has a PhD in political science from the Department of Political Science, University of Lagos, Nigeria, and she is also a faculty member of the Department of Political Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Poliitical Science, Obafemi Awolowo University


  • 2017 
    The University of Lagos, PhD, Political Science