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Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba

Adjunct Research Professor

Phone:613-520-2600 x 2229
Office:457 PA

Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba was an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Research cluster on Innovation and Developmental Regionalism at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. He obtained PhD in Political Science with specialization in International Political Economy  of Trade  from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He was previously a Visiting Scholar at the Program of African Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston and a Fellow of Brown International Advanced Research Institute, Brown University, Rhode Island, United States of America.  He has published in journals such as Third World Quarterly and Africa Development and contributed to book chapters both locally and abroad. Oloruntoba is the author, editor and co-editor of  six books including Regionalism and Integration in Africa: EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements and Euro-Nigeria Relations, published by Palgrave Macmillan, New York, USA, 2016, Innovation and Regional Integration in Africa: Rethinking Theories, Policies and Institutions with Mammo Muchie (2019),  Palgrave Handbook of African Politics, Governance and Development (with Toyin Falola), 2018, and State and Development in post-independent Africa (with Vusi Gumede), 2018, among others.  Oloruntoba was the recipient of  the National Research Foundation of South Africa Award  in 2018 and Wangari Maathai Award for Innovative Research Leadership, University of Texas, Austin, Texas,  United States of America, 2016. His research interests are in Political Economy of Development in Africa, Regional Integration, Democracy and Development, Global Governance of Trade and Finance, Civil Society Organisations and Politics of Natural Resources Governance.