Omolade Adunbi

Assistant Professor, Department of AfroAmerican and African Studies
(734) 615-4339

Omolade Adunbi is a political anthropologist and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS). He received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, an M.A. in African Studies with concentration in Politics and Political Economy from Yale University and PhD in Anthropology, also from Yale University, in 2010. His areas of research explore issues related to resource distribution, governance, human and environmental rights, power, culture, transnational institutions, multinational corporations and the postcolonial state. His latest book, Oil Wealth and Insurgency in Nigeria (Indiana University Press, 2015) addresses issues related to oil wealth, multinational corporations, transnational institutions, NGOs and violence in oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

Research Interests: 
His current research focuses on the growing interest of China in Africa’s natural resources and its interrelatedness to infrastructural projects. His teaching interest include transnationalism, globalization, power, violence, human and environmental rights, the postcolonial state, social theory, resource distribution and contemporary African society, culture and politics.