Dr Abdul Raufu Mustapha

Associate Professor in African Politics, Oxford Department of International Development (ODID), Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford

Dr Abdul Raufu Mustapha studied Political Science at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and St Peter’s College, University of Oxford. He is currently an Associate Professor in African Politics at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID), Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, and the Kirk-Greene Fellow at St. Antony’s College. He is the Principal Researcher in the Nigeria Research Network which has carried out comprehensive research on Islam and society in northern Nigeria and on issues of conflict. He is a member of the editorial advisory groups for the Review of African Political Economy, and the Board of Trustees of the Development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), Kano, Nigeria. Dr Mustapha held previous academic positions at Bayero University, Kano, and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. His areas of research interest are religion and politics in Nigeria, the politics of rural societies, the politics of democratization, and identity politics in Africa. His recent publications include the following edited volumes: Gulliver’s Troubles: Nigeria’s Foreign Policy After the Cold War; Turning Points in African Democratization; and Conflicts & Security Governance in West Africa.

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