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Academic Background

Kodili Chukwuma is a Ph.D. candidate and Associate Tutor in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communications. His current research examines how the Federal executive in Nigeria speak about and frame counter-terrorism, and the implications that this has 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.

He has won a number of awards, including UEA's Arts and Humanities 'Research Community Award' 2021, UEA's Arts and Humanities 'Best Graduate Article Award' 2020, the University of Ilorin's 'Prestigious Scholar Award' from 2012-2015, the University of Ilorin, department of History and International Studies 'Best Graduating Student Award' (Valedictorian 2015), the 'Research in World History Award' 2013, as well as the Faculty of Arts, at the University of Ilorin, 'Intellectual of the Year Award' 2012. His work has been published –or forthcoming– in high impact journals and blogs such as Security Dialogue, Critical Studies on TerrorismAfrican Security, E-International Relations, and LSE blog. His teaching and research interests include critical security studies, African politics, IR Theory, terrorism studies, and postcolonial studies. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions