Temitope Oriola

Senior Research Affiliate

Temitope Oriola is Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada. A recipient of the Governor General of Canada Academic Gold Medal, his research focuses on the ascendance of extremist non-state transnational actors. In particular, Dr. Oriola’s research focuses on the activities of Jama’atu Ahlis Suna Lidda’awati Wal Jihad or Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin. This research investigates the intricacies of the ascendance of Boko Haram, the trends and patterns of Boko Haram’s operations, the gender dimensions and the backdrop of global terrorist trajectories.
Dr. Oriola has published in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Third World Quarterly, the British Journal of Criminology, Canadian Journal of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Ethics and Critical Studies on Terrorism, among others. His research has received funding from organizations such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the Killam Trusts. Oriola is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora fellowship. He is the author of Criminal Resistance? The Politics of Kidnapping Oil Workers (Routledge 2016 [orig. 2013]).

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