Prof. Edlyne Anugwom

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    Advanced Researcher

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  • University:

    University of Nigeria

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Biography: Edlyne Anugwom is a Senior Professor of Sociology and African development at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He holds a PhD in Industrial/Labour Sociology and Industrial Relations. Edlyne won acclaim early in his career for his research work (undergraduate thesis) on ‘Slum and Slum Dwelling in Aba, South-eastern Nigeria’. In addition to his robust research and policy engagements, he has occupied academic administrative positions ranging from post-graduate Studies Coordinator, Head of Department to Director of Education Innovation. He has also held positions/fellowships in Leiden, Wassenaar, Birmingham, Bridgewater, Edinburgh, Mainz and Cape Town. His research Interests are in the areas of industrial/labour relations, development, social conflict, natural resources conflict, public health and terrorism in Africa. Professor Anugwom is a member of several of research networks, He is also currently the Secretary – General of the Pan African Anthropologists Association (PAAA).

Selected Publications:

  • Anugwom, E.E/Anugwom, K.N./Eya, O. (2020): Clean Energy Transition in a Developing Society: Perspectives on the socioeconomic determinants of Solar Home Systems Adoption among urban households in Southeastern Nigeria. African Journal of Science, Innovation and Technology, DOI:10.1080/20421338.2020.1764176

  • Anugwom, E.E (2020): Development in Nigeria: Promise on Hold? Abingdon: Routledge.

  • Anugwom, E. E (2019): From Biafra to the Niger Delta Conflict: Memory, Ethnicity and the State in Nigeria. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

  • Anugwom, E. E (2019): The Boko Haram Insurgence in Nigeria: Perspectives from Within. Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Anugwom, E.E. (2019): New Imaginations of Youth Agency: Boko Haram and the Innovative Gospel of Terror in Nigeria. In: Journal for the Study of the Religions of Africa and its Diaspora, 5 (1), 69–85.

  • Anugwom, E.E. (2018): Mediatising Islamic Fundamentalism: Insights from the Boko Haram Insurgence in Nigeria. In: Gabriel Faimau and William Lesitaokana (eds). New Media and the Mediatisation of Religion: An African Perspective. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 157–169.

  • Anugwom, E.E. (2018): Memory as Social Burden: Collective remembrance of the Biafran war and imaginations of socio-political marginalization in contemporary Nigeria. In: Dirk Moses and Lasse Heerten (eds). Post-Colonial Conflict and the Question of Genocide: The Nigeria-Biafra war, 1967–1970. Abingdon: Routledge, 387–411.

  • Anugwom, E.E. (2018): Islamic Fundamentalism and Religious Conflicts in Nigeria: Reflections on the Boko Haram Insurgence. Politics and Religion Journal, 7 (2), 225–243.

  • Anugwom, E.E./Anugwom, K.N. (2018): Beyond Morality: Assessment of the Capacity of Faith-based Organizations (FBOS) in Responding to the HIV/AIDS Challenge in Southeastern Nigeria. Iran J Public Health, 47 (1), 70–76.

  • Anugwom, E.E/Igbokwe, E./Nweze, N. (2017): Community-Level Institutions in the Management of Palm-Forest Resources in Southeastern Nigeria. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID), 9 (1), 121–130.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Political Sociology of Development
  • Industrial/Labour Sociology
  • Natural Resources Conflict
  • Islamic Fundamentalism and Terrorism in Africa
  • Urbanization and Urban Pathologies

Memberships & Networks:

  • Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)
  • Pan-African Anthropologists Association (PAAA)
  • Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN)
  • International Sociological Association (ISA)
  • Gender and Development Policy Research Network