Tosin Durodola






  • Durodola, T. “Transcending the Space of Marginality”: The Audacious Search for Power and The Transformative Agency of Liberian Residuals in Oru, Southwestern Nigeria. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Change. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-87624-1_149-1





2022  “Out of the Shadows: The Politics of Precarity, Agency and Power amongst Post-Refugee Liberians in Nigeria.” Presentation at the Panel: Reconstructing migration governance theory in the Global South: from hegemonic ideals to empirical realities. 20th IMISCOE Annual Conference,  at the University of Warsaw. 3-6th July 2023.

2022  “Contestation of Space and Power Struggle of ‘Residual’ Liberian Refugees amidst Exclusion and Pandemic in Nigeria.” Presented at the 4th Conference of the German Network for Forced Migration Studies, convened at TU Chemnitz by the Chair of Human Geography with a focus on European Migration Research, led by Professor Dr Birgit Glorius, and was organized in cooperation with the German Network for Forced Migration Studies and the project “Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer" (FFVT), sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.  28-30th September 2022.

2021  “Unpacking the Actual Exilic Process: Narratives of the Journey to Exile and Remaking of a Liberian Residuals Settlement in Oru, Southwestern Nigeria.” Presented at the 11th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies (AAAD) Interdisciplinary Conference, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 17-20th February 2021.

2021  “From the Margin to the Centre: The Audacity of Liberian Residuals to Enact Sociocultural and Economic Agency in Oru, Southwestern Nigeria.” Presented at the 20th Nordic Mi­gra­tion Research conference & 17th Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU) Conference, University of Helsinki, Finland, 11-14th January 2021. 

2020  “Mobility in the Space of Marginality”: The Transformation of Liberian Residuals to a Position of Influence in the Socio-political and Economic Settings of Oru, Southwestern Nigeria. Presented at the Borders, Categories, and Mobilities: 1 Day Virtual Symposium organised by La Trobe University Higher Degree Research (HDR) Migration Reading Group and Funded by the La Trobe University Research Education and Development (RED) Intellectual Climate Fund, Australia. 27th November 2020. 

2020  “Making Bricks Without Straws: The Transformative Agency of Liberian Residuals and The Making of a Liberian Settlement in Oru, Southwestern Nigeria.” Presented at the Oxford Migration Studies Society Conference on “Reimagining Migrant Narratives” [Online], Oxford, United Kingdom, June 2, 2020. 

2020  “Forgotten Liberians in ‘Closed Camps’: Home-making Practices and Contestation of Space in Oru Refugee Camp.” iMigMob2020 Conference, University of St Andrews, Scotland [Abstract accepted but Conference canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic]. 

2016  Delegate, The Domestic Environment & Nigeria’s Influence in Global Affairs. Nigerian Society of International Affairs. The Conference Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. April 11-12, 2016.



2020 "The Salient Issues in the Distinction between the Old and New African Diaspora"/ 

2017 “1945: The Beginning Of Modern African Political Thought?”, Tuck Magazine. (March 23, 2017) 

2017 “Time to review Nigeria’s foreign policy” The Nation Newspaper, Published March 2017. 

2016 "Early African Historians’ Writings before 1945: Precursors of Modern African Historiography", (July 25, 2016) 

2016 “Terrorism: A New Dimension of War”, (June 30, 2016) 

2016 "The Ethnic Setting in the Nigeria Area Before 1800”, (May 24, 2016) 

2016 “Nigeria's Leadership roles in Africa”, Tuck Magazine. (April 7, 2016) 

2016 “Neo-Colonialism: A Major obstacle to the process of nation-building in Africa”, (February 18, 2016)