Nigerian scholar to speak at Nov. 15 lunch seminar

Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso
Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso

As part of her visit to Iowa State University as the American Council of Learned Societies/African Studies Association Presidential Fellow, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso from Babcock University, Nigeria, will speak at a brown bag lunch seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

She will discuss “Intersectionality, African Refugee Women and Durable Solutions" during the seminar, which will meet from noon to 1 p.m. in 302 Catt Hall. Her lunch presentation is co-sponsored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women in Politics, the Leadership Studies Program, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch with lemonade, water and cookies provided by the co-sponsors.

Currently, Yacob-Haliso teaches in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Babcock University, Ogun state, Nigeria, as an associate professor. Her research – which centers on African women in post-conflict situations, refugees and forced migration, gender and politics, and democracy in Nigeria – has been published in journals internationally. Yacob-Haliso has received research grants from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Canadian International Development Research Centre and the University for Peace Africa Program, among others. She currently serves as editor of the Journal of International Politics and Development.

Yacob-Haliso was a postdoctoral global south scholar-in-residence at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, in 2012. She is a member of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, the West African Political Science Association, the Liberian Studies Association, the American Political Science Association and the Global South Caucus of the International Studies Association. Yacob-Haliso earned a Ph.D. in political science in 2011 from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.