Dr. Oluyemi Oyenike Fayomi
Senior Lecturer: Acting HOD, PSI
Ph.D. International Relations
Migration, Diaspora, Regionalism, Gender, e-Governance, Conflict Resolution, Environmental and Developmental Issues
Awards & Honours
•Visiting Fellowship at McMaster University, Department of History, 2012.
•African Fellow, American Political Science Association (APSA) 2012, University of Gaborone, Botswana.
- Carnegie Fund for Conference Attendance (CFCA,, 2015) IIE Program No.: F602100, Grantee ID: G08012647
- AABD, Track 9, Best Paper Award, 2013.
- Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI), 2012.
- Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), 2011/2012
- Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Award , Carnegie Corporation, New York, for Doctoral Thesis, 2011
- Grant from VAD, University of Mainz, Germany, April, 2010
- CODESRIA Grant for Thesis Writing, 2010
- Covenant University Doctoral Research Grant, 2010
- Grant from International Sociological Association (ISA), 2010)
- Grant from International Political Science Association (IPSA) Santiago , Chile, 2009
- Grant from IHDP and United Nations University, Bonn, 2008
- OIEAHC Travel Grant from Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, USA. 2007
- Travel Grant from Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), 2007.
a) Participation in teaching of undergraduate Students – POS 413- Gender Issues in World Politics, GST 222: Conflict and Conflict Resolution , Irl 321- Diplomacy and Modern Diplomatic Practice, Irl 425- Racism and Ethnicity in International Relations, IRL 423- Regionalism and Regional Integration, STS 412-Negotiation: Theory and Practice, IRL 417-Asia in World Politics
b) Teaching of Postgraduate students in International Relations
c) Engaging in research (individual/collaborative) and presentations in academic conferences/workshops;
d) Supervision of 400 level students’ final year research project;
e) Level Adviser to 400 Level Students;
f) Chair, Event Committee in the College of Leadership Development Studies
g) Sub-Cluster head, Conflict Resolution of e-Governance and e-Business Research Cluster
Current Postgraduate Supervision
Ph.D International Relations
Selected Publications (2)
African Borderlands Research Network 2013 Winter Summer School, Gaston Berger University, Saint-Louis, Senegal, 8-12, January, 2013
American Political Science Association, (APSA) Africa workshop, 2012, University of Gaborone, Botswana.
Multi-Method Research Course (MMRC) organised by Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, Nairobi, June 2, 2012.
International Conference on Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection, Ota, September, 2010.
International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 10-17, 2010.
African Studies Association in Germany (VAD) Conference, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, 7-11, 2010.
Human Dimensions Workshop, 11-16 October, 2008, New Delhi, India.
International Conference on the Abolition of the Slave Trade on “The Bloody Writing is forever torn”7-11 August 2007. Accra, Ghana.
Ecological Integrity and Sustainable Society Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 23-27, 2007.
International Society of Quality of Life Conference (ISQOL 2006),
“Prospects for the New Millennium” July 17th – July 21st Grahams town,, South Africa.
Fourth Regional Inter-Disciplinary Colloquium on “The Political, Social
and Health Implications of Trafficking of Women and Children in Africa” June 14th – 17th, 2006, Markurdi, Benue State.
Regional Inter-Disciplinary Colloquium on “Building Women Against Violent Situations” 8th – 11th June 2005, Markurdi, Benue State
Summary of Profile
She is a multidisciplinary academic and currently the Head of Department of Political Science and International Relations, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. She is a versatile scholar with functional activities in teaching, research and community development. Her areas of research interest include Migration, Gender, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Regional Integration, Diaspora, e-Governance and Development issues. She is a recipient of several Awards, Grants and Fellowships including Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA, 2007), United Nations University UNU/IHDP (Bonn, 2008), International Political Science Association (IPSA, 2009, Santiago), German Association for African Studies (VAD, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, 2010 ), Council for the Development of Social Sciences Research in Africa (CODESRIA, 2010), American Political Science Association (APSA, African Fellow, 2012), Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC, 2011/12), New York, Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR, 2011/2012, Visiting Fellowship, McMaster, Department of History, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (2012), Carnegie Corporation, New York ( 2015) , Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherche sur les Dynamiques Sociales et le Développement Local (LASDEL, 2015, Niger and Benin Republic), ISA/ Doha Institute (2016) .
She is a member of several academic and professional bodies which include International Political Science Association (IPSA), International Sociological Association (ISA), West African Political Science Association (WAPSA), Gender Network for Universities in Africa (GENUA), African Borderlands Research Network, African Studies Association of United Kingdom (ASAUK), Migration, Mobility and Development in Africa (MIGDEVRI), International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Council for the Development of Social Sciences Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Nigerian Institute of Training and Development(NITDA), Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN), amongst others.
She has a number of publications in scholarly peer-reviewed Journals, Conference Proceedings, Books and Magazine. She is member of Editorial Board of a number of International Research Committees which include ISA Research Committees (RC 32 Women in Society & RC 31-Sociology of Migration), Review Committee of the European Conference on E-Government ECEG); Review Committee for the IPSA, Progamme Committee for 29th IBIMA Conference, She a member of the Board of ISA TG 03 (Human Rights and Global Justice); ISA WG 05, Vice President (Famine and Society); and Spindlar Certified Cyberlaw Certification Board. She is actively engaged in supervision of Undergraduates and Postgraduates students. She is the Head of a Covenant University Research Cluster on Gender, Peace and Conflict Resolution.