Olakunle Folami PhD Candidate
- Research Institute
- Transitional Justice Institute
Transitional Justice Institute
Olakunle Folami joined the Transitional Justice Institute as PhD Research Affiliate in 2011. Before joining the TJI, he spent over seven years teaching in the Department of Sociology, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria. Olakunle holds a BSc and an MSc in Sociology and Anthropology with an area of specialization in Criminology, both from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He has published a number of articles such as: 'Women Construction of Peace in Ilaje and Ijaw Communities'; 'Women's Response to the Question of Development in Niger Delta, Nigeria' and 'Trafficking Children for Child Labour and Prostitution in Nigeria' among others. Olakunle produced a study on 'Unreported Cases of Domestic Violence among Women in Two Heterogenous Communities in Nigeria' which won him a Distinguished Paper Award at 2nd Istanbul Conference on Democracy and Global Security, organized by the Turkish Institute for Police Studies, Texas, USA. Olakunle is a first year PhD Research Affiliate with the TJI, based at the Magee campus, and his research is examining 'Women's Construction of the Peacebuilding Process in Nigerian Niger Delta'.