Dr Adeniyi P. Asiyanbi
Anniversary Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Environmental Politics
Telephone:0114 222 1649
Room: 1 st Floor, Elmfield Lodge
I joined the department in September 2017 as Anniversary Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Environmental Politics. Prior to joining the politics department, I taught at SOAS University of London and King’s College London. I completed a PhD in geography at King’s College London in 2016, investigating the politics and impacts of forest-based climate change mitigation (REDD+) in Nigeria. I obtained an MSc degree from King’s College London (distinction) and a BSc from the University of Ibadan (first class).
My research and teaching focus broadly on how questions of power, knowledge, interest, conflict and subjectivity play out in human relations with and over the environment. My specific areas of interest include political ecology, governmentality studies, global environmental governance, climate change, the green economy, forest conservation, neoliberal conservation, and Nigeria. I have published in Geoforum, Environment and Planning A, and Environmental Conservation. I recently contributed to The International Handbook of Political Ecology (Edward Elgar, 2015). My other publications, including commentaries and books reviews have appeared in The Geographical Journal, Journal of Political Ecology, and Public Understanding of Science.
My postdoctoral research investigates emergent transformations in the global governance of forest- based climate change mitigation schemes in response to a range of imperatives including poor outcomes of these schemes and the rise of extreme nationalism on the one hand, and on the other hand, new impetus from the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
I also have ongoing research engagements focused on the ways that contemporary conservation schemes and ‘green’ projects are framed, negotiated and pursued on the ground, and how they shape state institutions and local resource access and control in Anglophone West Africa, especially in Nigeria and Ghana.
Selected peer-reviewed publications
Asiyanbi A. P. (2017) Financialization in the green economy: material connections, markets-in-the-making and Foucauldian organizing actions. Environment and Planning A. doi:10.1177/0308518X17708787.
Isyaku, U., Arhin, A. A., and Asiyanbi A. P. (2017) Framing justice in REDD+ governance:centring transparency, equity and legitimacy in readiness implementation in West Africa.Environmental Conservation. 44(3), 212-220
Asiyanbi A. P., Arhin, A. A., and Isyaku, U. (2017) REDD+ in West Africa: politics of design and implementation in Ghana and Nigeria. Forest, 8(3), 78.
Asiyanbi A. P. (2016). A political ecology of REDD+: Property rights, militarised protectionism, and carbonised exclusion in Cross River. Geoforum, 77, 146-156.
Asiyanbi A.P. (2016) Beyond utopia and a'power-full' state: a response to Nuesiri. The Geographical Journal, 182(1), 104 -106.
Asiyanbi A.P. (2015) Mind the gap: global truths, local complexities in emergent green initiatives, in R.L. Bryant (ed.), International handbook of political ecology, Chelthenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 274 – 290.
Other peer-reviewed publications
Asiyanbi, A.P. (2017) Book Review: Potter, Gary R., Angus Nurse and Matthew Hall (eds.). 2016. The geography of environmental crime: conservation, wildlife crime and environmental activism. Journal of Political Ecology, 24, 12-13.
Adelekan, I. O., & Asiyanbi, A. P. (2016). Flood risk perception in flood-affected communities in Lagos, Nigeria. Natural Hazards, 80(1), 445-469.
Asiyanbi A.P. (2015) “I don’t get this climate stuff!”: Making sense of climate change among the corporate middle class in Lagos. Public Understanding of Science, 24(8), 1007-1024.
Asiyanbi, A.P., Ayanlade, A., Antje, C. and Lewis, E. (2014) Lagos Case Study, in M. Pelling and S. Blackburn (eds.), Megacities and the Coast: Risk Resilience and Transformation. Routledge, Oxford. 205 – 209.