Dr. Michael Ehis Odijie

I am a Research Fellow working on the AFRAB project ‘African Abolitionism: The Rise and Transformations of Anti-Slavery in Africa’. My university training was at Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria (BA [Hons] History and International Studies) and University of Sheffield, UK (MA and PhD, supervised by Professor John Hobson). I spent two years as a postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge. 

Major publications

"Cocoa and Child Slavery in West Africa." In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. 2020.

With Elias Courson (2020). "Egbesu: An African Just War Philosophy and Practice." Journal of African Cultural Studies (2020): 1-16.

With Anthony O. Onofua (2020) “Political origin and persistence of industrial policy in Africa”. Globalizations, 1-16.

“Is traditional industrial policy defunct? Evidence from the Nigerian cement industry." Review of International Political Economy 27, no. 3 (2020): 686-708. 

“The need for industrial policy coordination in the African Continental Free Trade Area”. African Affairs 118, no. 470 (2019): 182-193.

"The Fear of ‘Yellow Peril’and the Emergence of European Federalist Movement." The International History Review 40.2 (2018): 358-375.

“Sustainability winners and losers in business-biased cocoa sustainability programmes in West Africa”. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 2018 Mar 4;16(2):214-27.

“Environmental change and normalization of cash crop systems in Africa: preventing agrarian change in West Africa cocoa”. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 26(7), pp.597-611.