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).