Academic Background

Kodili Chukwuma is a Ph.D. candidate and Associate Tutor in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communications at the University of East Anglia. His current research explores official discourses around (counter-)terrorism in Nigeria and their implications for security in Nigeria and beyond. He holds an MA degree in International Politics from the University of Hull, UK, and a BA in History and International Studies from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, where he finished as the Best Graduating Student.

He has won a number of awards, including the University of East Anglia, Arts and Humanities Best Graduate Article Award 2020, the University of Ilorin's prestigious scholar award 2012-2015, the University of Ilorin, department of history and international studies Best Graduating Student Award (Valedictorian 2015), Research in World History Award 2013, Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin, Intellectual of the year award 2012, to mention a few. He has published in African Security, E-International Relations, and LSE blog. He has interests in security studies, African politics, IR Theory, terrorism and counter-terrorism, and postcolonial studies. 

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