Ph.D. Candidate/Teaching Fellow
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext: 74350
Office: Watson Hall101
M.Sc., (Political Science), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria - NIGERIA
B.SC., (Political Science), ABU
Ahmed Aminu YUSUF, a Nigerian, graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Political Science. He worked as an Assistant Research Fellow in the Centre for Democratic Studies (CDS) and as Chief Administrative Officer in the International Cooperation Department of the National Planning Commission, Abuja, Nigeria, before coming to Queen's University, Kingston - Ontario, to pursue his PhD studies in History. He has participated in local and international conferences and has published articles in academic journals and books. His publications include "Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy, and Social Responsibility" in B. Beckman and Y. Z. Ya'u (eds.) Great Nigerian Students: Movement Politics and Radical Nationalism, Kano & Stockholm: CRD & PODSU, 2005; "Radical Students' Movement and Bourgeois Nationalists in the Struggle for Nigeria's Independence", Africa Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2000; "The West African Students' Union and its Contribution to the Anti-Colonial Struggle". Africa Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 4, 1998; "Democracy in Africa: Problems and Prospects" in Omo Omoruyi, et. el., Democratisation in Africa: African Perspectives, Vol. 2, Abuja: Centre for Democratic Studies (CDS), 1994; amongst others. He is presently researching on "The Working Class, the 1945 General Strike and the Struggle for Nigeria's Independence in colonial Nigeria."
2004 - 2005, HIST. 226: History of Africa South of the Sahara.
2005 (Fall), HIST. 267: Modern Political History of Islam.
Ahmed is a member of the following learned societies:
International Political Science Association (IPSA);
Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS);
Nigerian Economic Society (NES); and
Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA)
Ahmed was awarded with a:
Certificate of Merit (by the) National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in 1990; and
Small Grant for Thesis Writing (by the) Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in 1989
"Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy and Social Responsibility" in B. Beckman and Y.Z. Ya'u (eds.), GREAT NIGERIAN STUDENTS: Movement Politics and Radical Nationalism, Kano and Stockholm: Centre for Research and Development (CRD) and Politics of Development Group (PODSU), 2005;
"Democracy in Africa: Problems and Prospects" in Omo Omoruyi, Dirk Berg - Schlosser, Adesina Sambo & Ada Okuwosa (eds), Democratisation in Africa: African Perspectives, Vol. 2, Centre for Democratic Studies (CDS), Abuja, 1994, pages 247 - 265;
"Africa: A Case for Mass Democratic Participation" in Omo Omoruyi, Dirk Berg - Schlosser, Adesina Sambo & Ada Okuwosa (eds), Democratisation in Africa: African Perspectives, Vol. 1, Centre for Democratic Studies (CDS), Abuja, 1994, pages 111 - 126;
"Radical Students' Movement and Bourgeois Nationalists in the Struggle for Nigeria's Independence", Africa Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2000, pages 133 - 155;
"The West African Students' Union and its Contribution to the Anti-Colonial Struggle", Africa Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 4, 1998, pages 101 - 124;
"Causes of ‘Students Unrest' and the Basis of Students' Power in Nigeria: A theoretical Discourse", Africa Peace Review: Journal of Centre for Peace Research and Conflict Resolution, Vol. 2, No. 1, April 1998, pages 90 - 107;
"Review Essay of Women and Politics in Nigeria" Benin Journal of Historical Studies, Vol. 2, Nos. 1 & 2, July 1998, pages 145 - 154;
"Book Review of J. M. Annemiek Richters' Women, Culture and Violence: A Development, Health and Human Rights Issues", Benin Journal of Historical Studies, Vol. 2. Nos. 1 & 2, July 1998, pages 160 - 162;
Book Essay of Kjell J. Kanevick (ed): The IMF and World Bank in Africa: Conditionality, Impact and Alternatives" Nigerian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 5, Nos. 1 & 2, 1987, pages 115 - 124;
"An Injury to One is an Injury to All": Students, Labor and Popular Struggles in Nigeria, The 1986 Experience", paper presented at the Conference of the Canadian Council of Area Studies Learned Societies (CCASLS), Montreal, April 27th - May 1st 2005;
"We Shall Always Fight for Our Rights: Nigerian Students' Struggle for the Democratization of the Campuses, The Ahmadu Bello University Experience", paper presented at McGill - Queen's Graduate Students Conference in History, Kingston, CANADA, March 18th - 19th 2005;
"Politicians, Democracy and Elections in Nigeria", paper presented at the Inaugural Colloquium of the Institute for Development and Democratic Studies (IDDS), Lagos - NIGERIA, on March 10th 2004;
"Students' View on Academic Freedom and Social Responsibility in Nigeria, 1978 - 1992", paper presented at the Student Movement History Workshop, organized by the PODSU, SWEDEN, and CRD, NIGERIA, on 15 -16 February 2002;
"Throwing Edo Daughters into Fire: Migratory Prostitution from Nigeria to Italy - Preliminary Research Notes", paper presented at the International Symposium on Reclaiming the Status of Benin (Edo) Womanhood for Development, organized by the Institution for Benin Studies, Benin-City, Benin-City, NIGERIA, on 22 June 2000;
"Crisis, Adjustment and Nigerian University Students Under Military Rule", a Research Proposal presented at the Academic Staff Seminar, Department of Political Science, Usumanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto - Nigeria, on May 17th 1998; and
"Liberalizing the Rehabilitation of "Disabled" in Nigeria: The Case for Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)", paper presented at the Conference on Disability and Destitution in Nigerian Society, organized by the Office of the First Lady, Federal Republic of NIGERIA, from July 10th - 13th 1996..