Dr Ini Dele-Adedeji

Research Associate at University of Bristol


Dr Dele Adedeji is moving to the University of Bristol as a Research Associate. He was previously a Research Associate in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York and a team member of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS)-funded project on hidden narratives of transnational organised crime in parts of West Africa, headed by Dr. Gernot Klantschnig. He received his doctorate in Political Science from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London (SOAS). He also has degrees in Security & Intelligence Studies and Law, respectively. His doctoral thesis (shortlisted for the Audrey Richards prize) was an ethnographic study of the nuances behind the support expressed for the Boko Haram sect amongst a section of the Muslim public in northern Nigeria. He has previously lectured at SOAS, Wellesley College, The American International University in London, Richmond, and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Beyond academia, he has provided advisory services to/consulted for Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders (MSF), Oxford Analytica, and the United States Department of Defence.