Dr Zainab Mai-bornu
Lecturer in International Politics
School/Department: History Politics and International Relations, School of
Dr Zainab Mai-Bornu joined the School of History Politics and International Relations as Lecturer in International Politics in April 2021. Previously she was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) Coventry University. She was also a Postdoctoral Fellow (ESRC) at the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath. She completed her PhD in the Department of Politics Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath in 2017.
Beyond academia Zainab worked at the National Board for Technical Education Nigeria where she led the TVET STEP-B science-training projects supported by the World Bank and also the Katsina State Government also in Nigeria. She has broad knowledge and experience as a project manager having worked in the educational and international development sectors in Nigeria. Zainab is a member of the Intelligence Security and Strategic Studies (ISSS) research cluster and the Institute for Environmental Futures (University of Leicester).
Mai-Bornu, Z.L. and Allen, F., 2022. Chosen Trauma, Emotions and Memory in Movements: The Ogoni and Ijaw in the Niger Delta. Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 14(1), pp.49-62.
Mai-Bornu, Z.L. 2021. Liberating Comparisons in Conflict Studies. In Liberating Comparisons? Reconsidering comparative approaches, Cooper-Knock S.J. and Ndlovu, D.S. (eds.) York Tree Publications.
Crawford, G., Mai-Bornu, Z. & Landstrom, K. 2021. Decolonising knowledge production on Africa: Why it is still necessary and what can be done in Journal of the British Academy vol.9 supplementary issue 1
Mai-Bornu, Z. 2020. Dynamics of Leadership Styles within the Ogoni and Ijaw Movements in the Niger Delta. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 8(2), 823-850.
Mai-Bornu, Z. 2020. Political Violence and Oil in Africa: The Case of Niger Delta. Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland AG.
Mai-Bornu, Z. 2019. Oil, Conflict and the Dynamics of Resource Struggle in the Niger Delta: A Comparison of the Ogoni and Ijaw Movements. The Extractive Industries and Society, 6(4), 1282-1291.
Mai-Bornu, Z. 2015. Boko Haram's Six Years of Terror Have Revealed the Depth of Nigeria's Troubles. The Conversation https://theconversation.com/boko-harams-six-years-of-terror-have-revealed-the-depth-of-nigerias-troubles-36164
Mai-Bornu, Z. 2015. Religious Identities and the Escalation of Conflict between ISIS and the West. E-International Relations http://www.e-ir.info/2015/05/26/collective-religious-identities-and-the-escalation-of-conflict-between-isis-and-the-west
2019 Bringing Women's Voices Back in: Gender and Oil Conflict in the Niger Delta (September 2019).
• Conflict (nonviolence and violence)
• Natural resources
• Vernacular security
• Decolonial participatory methodologies
PL1019 - Politics Power and Ethics;
PL1016 - Order and Disorder: International Relations 1989 to the Present;
PL2094 - Political Analysis 1: Understanding political science research;
PL3150 - International Relations Statecraft and Political Conflict in Africa;
PL7161 - International Relations After the Cold War;
PL7076 - US foreign Policy;
PL 7597 - Political Economy of International Development.
Press and media
Visiting Research Fellow Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations Coventry University (CTPSR). I co-convene the Africa Research Group at CTPSR.
Visiting Research Fellow Centre for Development Studies University of Bath.