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 Ilorin's prestigious scholar award 2012-2015, 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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