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George Mason University

Daniel Agbiboa

Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution

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  • 703-993-3652 (office)
  • Arlington: Vernon Smith Hall, 5084
    3351 North Fairfax Drive, MS 4D3
    Arlington, VA 22201

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Daniel E. Agbiboa comes to Mason from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow. He holds degrees from Oxford University (Ph.D.), Cambridge University (M.Phil.), and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (MA). Daniel is the author of over 50 scholarly articles in the field of terrorism, political violence, and urban resilience, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. 


PhD, International Development, Oxford University (2016)

MPhil, Development Studies, Cambridge University (2012)

MA, International Relations, University of KwaZulu-Natal (2010)

B.Soc.SC.Hons., Government, Business, and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal (2010)

BA, Philosophy, St. Joseph’s Theological Institute (2009)


Global Centre for Pluralism, The Agha-Khan Foundation, Research Grant on Pluralism and Horizontal Inequality in Nigeria, 2015-2016 (CAD$ 3,500)

Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, Commissioned Research Grant on Political Settlement Analysis of Employment Creation in Agro-Industries in Nigeria (with F. Aremu, P. Vandi and S. Jijji), 2015-2016 (US$40,000)

Columbia University, International Association for Conflict Management (IACM), Research Grant on Terrorism and Political Violence in Nigeria, 2014 ($2,000)

University of Oxford, Department of International Development (ODID) and St. Antony’s College STAR Grant, doctoral fieldwork in Lagos, Nigeria, 2014 (£1000)

Transparency International’s Defense and Security Program (TI-DSP), Research Grant for contribution towards the 2015 Governance Defense Anti-Corruption Index (Zambia, Cape Verde, Togo, and Burkina Faso) (£5,000).

Cecil Renaud Overseas Research Award, University of Cambridge, 2011-2012 (£32,000). Archbishop Denis Hurley Research Award, 2010-11 (ZAR, 15,000)

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Political Science Association (APSA)

Member, Northeastern Political Science Association (NPSA)

Member, Working Group on African Political Economy (WGAPE)

Member, International Association for Conflict Management (IACM)

Centers and Publications