Omolade Adunbi, associate professor of Afroamerican and African studies, was quoted in an article about the Obama administration's legacy in Africa
ASC faculty affiliate Omolade Adunbi is a political anthropologist and an associate professor at the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS). He received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria and an M.A. in African Studies with concentration in Politics and Political Economy from Yale University and PhD in Anthropology also from Yale University (2010). His areas of research explore issues related to resource distribution, governance, human and environmental rights, power, culture, transnational institutions, multinational corporations and the postcolonial state. His current work focuses particularly on Nigeria and is situated in the oil-rich communities of the Niger Delta region where he examines the connection between oil wealth and power on the one hand, and transnational capital and civil society organizations and their collaborations with NGOs and members of the local communities. His teaching interest include transnationalism, globalization, power, violence, human and environmental rights, the postcolonial state, social theory, resource distribution and contemporary African society, culture and politics.