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Call for Papers
November 25, 2021
Michigan, United States
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Peace History / Studies, Social Sciences


This proposed volume solicits abstracts that pays attention to the critical intersection of resource governance and security to ideas of power and politics in Nigeria. We welcome scholarly contributions on the changing contour, dynamics, and politics of natural resource governance from interdisciplinary perspectives. The proposed edited volume is intended to critically interrogate key issues around resource governance in Nigeria, through the lens of the politics of resource governance, impacts of climate change, environmentalism and the nexus between old and emerging resource-based conflicts, class and gender in a challenging economy such as Nigeria’s. The contributions in this proposed volume will provide insights into how these critical issues have continued to impact and shape discourses around questions of development, governance, policing, extractive practices and surveillance, as they relate to ethnic and political belonging in Nigeria. We seek abstracts that speaks to all of these issues in an interdisciplinary way. We welcome abstracts from scholars whose work shapes new understanding of the challenges of resource governance and security in Nigeria. 


Contributors to the volume should aim to provide theoretically, conceptually- and empirically-informed chapters that offer distinctive and compelling perspectives on the politics of resource governance, security, environment, climate change, surveillance and the complex nature of power. We particularly welcome abstracts that pays attention to the dynamics of gender in interrogating all of these issues. Using case study approaches, our hope is that prospective contributors would intervene in the ongoing debate on how resource governance in Nigeria is evolving, intersecting and producing the kinds of impulses and outcomes the country is experiencing today.

The abstracts should not be more than 300 words. Interested scholars should please send their abstracts to on or before November 25th, 2021.


Contact Info: 


Prof. Omolade Adunbi

Associate Professor

Afroamerican and African Studies, DAAS

Program in the Environment, Pite

Associate Chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

The University of Michigan,

Ann Arbor.


Dr. Abosede Omowumi Babatunde

Guest Researcher, 2019

Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden

Assistant Professor,

Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies,

University of Ilorin, Nigeria