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Department of Politics and International Studies

Mr Ini Dele-Adedeji

LLB Hons, MA (Buckingham)


Inioluwa Adeoluwa Nehmah Dele-Adedeji
Mr Ini Dele-Adedeji
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Thesis title:
Islamic identities within the mobilisation of the Boko Haram sect in Kano & Borno (provisional title)
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PhD Research

My Thesis looks, primarily, at the construction of Islamic identities around particular religio-cultural symbols and concepts in northern Nigeria. It focuses on how these ‘identities’ function as frames, for the purpose of mobilisation, with particular reference to the latter-day Boko Haram sect. The data collated for this research has been ethnographic, for the most part, with the fieldwork conducted in the cities of Kano and Maiduguri.

PhD Conferences

  • June 5th 2013, SOAS MPhil Politics Conference: Under Construction: Trajectories of the Political; (Paper delivered): The Transmogrification of the Boko Haram Sect: Islam, Islamic Identities, and Mobilisation.
  • June 21, 2014, Researching Nigeria Workshop 2014 (School of Oriental & African Studies & University College London): (Paper delivered) Iterations of the Shari’ a within Boko Haram’s discourse.
  • June 24, 2014, 13th METU Conference on International Relations, Ankara, Turkey: (Paper delivered) Iterations of the Shari’ a ideal within Islamist movements in northern Nigeria.
  • September 27, 2014, Nordic Africa Days 2014, Uppsala, Sweden: (Paper delivered) The State, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s Shi’ a movement and the Boko Haram sect’s ideological bearing.


  • Royal African Society
  • Nigerian Institute of International Affairs


Islamic philosophy, political Islam, social movements