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Eniola Anuoluwapo Soyemi

PhD Candidate in Political Science, Boston University

Eniola is completing her Ph.D in political philosophy in the political science department at Boston University. Her dissertation, 'The Law’s Moral Legitimacy and the Significance of Participation’, uses Aristotle and Rousseau to philosophically examine the nature and relation of "morally legitimate" law to men within political society. Her work also uses a real world experiment to test the relationship between citizen deliberative participation in rule-making and citizen adherence to rules and perceptions of rule ‘legitimacy’. Eniola recently completed her field experiment in Lagos, Nigeria.

Further research interests lie in comparative politics, African studies, and International Relations theory.

Eniola obtained her BA in Political Science from the University of Kent and her MSc in International Public Policy from University College London. She has previously worked at Chatham House and the Guardian Newspaper. She is the Editor of politics blog, Political Matter.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Political Science, Boston University


  • 2006 
    University College London, MSc International Public Policy