Victor Ogbonnaya Okorie


Dr. Victor Ogbonnaya Okorie holds a combined Ph.D. in Development and Anthropology, as well as an MA in Cultural Anthropology, from the University of wisconsin-Madison, United States of America.  He also holds an MPhil in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology and an undergraduate degree in Agriculture from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.  Dr. Okorie is a fellow of the World Academicy of Sciences (TWAS), Italy & Forschungsgemeinschaft Germany; a visisting scholar of the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Gerany;  a visiting scholar of the University of Florida, Gainesville, United States of America; an Alumnus of the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes, Brown University, United States of America; a postdoctoral fellow of the International Social Science Council, Paris, France; a laureate of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA); an alumnus of the African Peachbuilding Newtwork, a programme of the Social Science Research Council, New York, United State of America; and a posdoctoral fellow of the University of the Free State, South Africa.  He is presently a Reader in the department. Okorie’s research interests cover youth and child lstudies, extension policies, community development; political economy of rural resources; conflict; and peace-building in agraran societies.