Abosede Omowumi Babatunde is a Senior lecturer at the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. She holds a PhD degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in Feburary, 2010. Had a Master Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies in 2005 and was the best graduating student in that year. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Dr. Babatunde is a member of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA); Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA); African Studies Association (ASA); American Political Science Association (APSA); and West Africa Peace and Security Network (WASPN). She is a research fellow, French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) and affiliate member, West African Research Centre (WARC). She has been awarded several distinguished academic fellowships such as the African Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow (2010), American Council of Learned Societies; the Research Fellowship in Peace Studies (2013) at the Consortium for Peace Studies, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Brown University Advanced Research Insitute Fellowship (BIARI) in 2017. She is a 2016 Individual Research Grantee of the African Peacebuilding Network of the Social Science Research Council (APN/SSRC). She is a 2017 Fellow of the Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximillian University, Munich, Germany. She is part of the research team recently awarded the 2018/19African Peace Building Network of the Social Science Research Council Collaborative Working Group Research (APN/CWG). Her research interests include Conflict Resolution with emphasis on traditional models of conflict resolution; Resources Governance; Human rights and Security; Peacebuilding and Development; and Gender studies.