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Olayinka Akanle

(University of Ibadan)

Olayinka Akanle is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of the Social Sciences, at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and he is Senior Research Associate in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) in Social Policy, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA). He has won scholarly awards including: World Social Science Fellowship (WSSF) of the International Social Science Council (ISSC), Paris, France; the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar, Senegal; and University of Ibadan, Nigeria’s Postgraduate School Prize for scholarly publication. He is a recipient of the Folke Bernadotte Academy Certificate of Achievement from the Swedish Agency for Peace, Security and Development. His research interests cover international migration and diaspora, social policy, sociological practice and sustainable development. Olayinka works on the links between micro- and macro-processes in migration with emphasis on the interaction between human mobility and socio-economic development.