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Daniel Agbiboa



    June 6, 2022 — August 26, 2022

    Professional affiliation

    Assistant Professor, Harvard University


    • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
    • Governance
    • International Development
    • Security and Defense
    • Society and Culture
    • Urban Studies
    • Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Cameroon
    • Niger
    • Chad

    Wilson Center Projects

    Civilian Defense Groups and Counterinsurgency in Northeastern Nigeria: The Role of the Civilian Joint Task Force

    Full Biography

    Daniel E. Agbiboa is Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He holds a PhD in International Development from the University of Oxford and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the relationships between state and non-state actors in West and Central Africa. His books Mobility, Mobilization and Counter/Insurgency: The Routes of Terror in an African Context (University of Michigan Press) and They Eat Our Sweat: Transport Labor, Corruption and Everyday Survival in Urban Nigeria (Oxford University Press) are forthcoming.

    Major Publications

    • "Youth as tactical agents of peacebuilding and development in the Sahel," Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 10(3): 30-45
    • "Protectors or predators? The embedded problem of police corruption and deviance in Nigeria," Administration & Society, 47(3): 244-281
    • "Borders that continue to bother us: The politics of cross-border security cooperation in Africa's Lake Chad Basin," Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 57(4): 403-425