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Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome, Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, CUNY

Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome is an International Political Economist whose regional specialization is on the African continent. Educated at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Long Island University, New York, and Columbia University, New York, she’s a Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, CUNY; past Women’s Studies Program Director and past Deputy Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at Brooklyn College.  Born in Nigeria, Mojúbàolú has worked on international development issues as a consultant for clients including the United Nations and Commonwealth Secretariat in London.  Her teaching interests include a focus on the meanings of inclusive, equitable citizenship in the context of the interplay between globalization, democratization and economic development.  Her research interests include: Effects of globalization, post-colonialism, and post-modernity on economic and political transformation; youth, gender, democracy and citizenship in Africa and African Diaspora Studies. She has authored or edited 6 books and published numerous book chapters and journal articles in her areas of research interest. She founded and edits the peer-reviewed journal: Ìrìnkèrindò: a Journal of African Migration

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