Omolade Adunbi

University of Michigan

Omolade Adunbi is a political anthropologist and an assistant professor at the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan. His areas of research explore issues related to resource distribution, governance, human and environmental rights, power, culture, transnational institutions, multinational corporations, and the postcolonial state. His latest book, Oil Wealth and Insurgency in Nigeria (Indiana University Press, 2015) addresses issues related to oil wealth, multinational corporations, transnational institutions, NGOs, and violence in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. His current research focuses on the growing interest of China in Africa’s natural resources and its interrelatedness to infrastructural projects. His teaching interest include transnationalism, globalization, power, violence, human and environmental rights, the postcolonial state, social theory, resource distribution, and contemporary African society, culture, and politics.

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