I am a Nigerian social anthropologist with a professional background in journalism. I joined the African Studies Centre in September 2021 as an Evans Pritchard Fellow in African Anthropology and I teach a core course on Methodologies, Ethics and Strategies of researching Africa. My research on the discovery of oil in Kenya, is based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Turkana County, the main site of oil exploration activities. It broadly focuses on the global ethics of the Extractives Industry and its intersection with moral economies, national development and distributive politics.
I studied Mass Communication at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), International Development and Rights at Goldsmiths University of London and obtained a PhD in Anthropology at the London School of Economics (LSE). I also have teaching experience in Researching the Social World and visual research methods from the University College London (UCL) and worked as a broadcast journalist in Nigeria prior to my postgraduate studies.