Prof. Dr. Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome

Curriculum Vitae

Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome is a professor of Political Science, African & Women's Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY. Born in Nigeria, she has worked on international development issues as a consultant for clients including the United Nations and Commonwealth. Her teaching interests include a focus on the meanings of inclusive, equitable citizenship in the context of the interplay between globalization, democratization and economic development. Her research interests include Effects of globalization, postcolonialism, and post-modernity on economic and political transformation; Gender, democracy and citizenship in Africa and African Diaspora Studies.

She has published extensively on these issues. Her most recent publications are: two edited books published in 2013: State Fragility, State Formation, and Human Security in Nigeria; and Contesting the Nigerian State: Civil Society and the Contradictions of Self-Organization; and one book co-edited with Afia  Serwaa Zakiya published by Bookbuilders, Ibadan, Nigeria: Women’s Political and Legislative Participation in Nigeria: Perspectives From the 2007 Elections. She founded and edits: Ìrìnkèrindò: a Journal of African Migration, and was co-founder and one of three co-editors from 2000 to Spring 2010 of Jenda: Journal of African Culture and Women Studies.

Her research at the institute focused on Transnationalism, Gender, Evangelism and Power in African Initiated Churches (AICs) in Nigeria and its Diaspora.

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