Dr. Dauda Abubakar
Dr. Dauda Abubakar received his Ph. D from the Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2001, Dr. Abubakar participated in a Ford Foundation Scholar’s Exchange Program as a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, India during which he conducted a comparative research on democratization and the challenges of nation-building in India and Nigeria. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Ohio University-Athens, where he taught courses in the fields of International Relations, Comparative Politics and African Studies. He expanded the Political Science curriculum by designing and teaching a course on Human Rights in post-colonial Africa. Dr. Abubakar has published several scholarly articles in peer reviewed journals and contributed chapters in edited books. His research agenda interrogates the impact of identity politics on issues of citizenship and democratization in the global south, particularly post-colonial Africa. He is currently working on a book manuscript titled “Identity Politics, Citizenship and the Crisis of the African State”. His professional affiliations include membership in the American Political Science Association, African Studies Association as well as the International Studies Association, where he made several scholarly conference presentations and chaired panels.