Olusola (Shola) OGUNNUBI

Olusola (Shola) Ogunnubi

Phd Candidate/Researcher

Political Studies


Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room B300


Olusola (Shola) OGUNNUBI is a Doctoral Student at Queen’s University, Canada. He is also a Teaching and Research Assistant in the same department and with the Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). Before arriving in Canada for further studies, he was a lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from 2011 to 2014. On different occasions, he was also visiting scholar at various universities in Canada including the Department of Political Science, Carleton University and the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies, as well as the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies Institute for African Affairs, Hamburg, Germany. His research interests include norm dynamics, resource governance, African agency, regional power studies, African diplomacy, and soft power politics. He has published several articles in scholarly journals including Politikon, South African Journal of International Affairs, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Journal of Developing Societies, International Journal of Culture, Politics and Society, Politiea, and Insight on Africa. Olusola also holds an Advanced Diploma in Higher Education and previously worked as a political staffer with the Alberta UCP Caucus. The major theme of his doctoral research is African agency and resource governance norms in the extractive industry. His doctoral research is funded by SSHRC and the Robert Sutherland Fellowship.