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.
Stay at MPI-MMG:
January - April 2016