E. Edlyne Anugwom

Dr Edlyne E Anugwom is a Georg Forster Fellow Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies where he is working in collaboration with Dr Anna-Maria Brandstetter on the project, From Biafra to the Niger Delta Conflict: Memory, Ethnicity and State in Nigeria. The fellowship period is from December 2010 until July 2011 and from October 2011 until May 2012. He talked about his research project with the JGU Magazine, "From war in Biafra to the conflict in the Niger Delta" (9 May 2012).

Edlyne is permanently with the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he teaches and researches on the political sociology of African development; labour and industrial sociology; and social transformation. Edlyne is also the current Secretary-General of the Pan African Anthropologists Association (PAAA) and the Nigeria Co-ordinator of the PAAA/UNESCO-MOST Ethno-Net Program. A prolific writer, Edlyne is also the current Editor of the journal “African Anthropologist” published by CODESRIA. Widely travelled Edlyne has held fellowship positions in Leiden (ASC); Edinburgh (CAS); Birmingham (CWAS) and Wassenaar (NIAS). In addition, Edlyne serves as consultant on development issues to such organizations as UNDP, WHO, Ford Foundation, DFiD, UNESCO etc.

(August 2015): He is currently a Professor of Sociology with the Department of Sociology/Anthropology of the University of Nigeria Nsukka and has held fellowship positions in Leiden, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Mainz, Wassenaar and Bridgewater among others.

His current research interests are in the areas of ethnicity, labour, collective memory and social conflict, politics of resource allocation and management in Africa, with specific focus on Nigeria.