We are delighted to announce that Dr Emile Sunjo will be the new African Oxford Initiative (AfOx) Visiting Fellow in Law. Unfortunately due to the pandemic he will not be able to visit Oxford this year but it is hoped he will join us in person next year.

Dr Emile Sunjo
He will be working on a project in collaboration with the Cameroon Conflict Research Group.  The project 'From peace-breakers to peace-makers? The role of Anglophone diaspora in Cameroon’s separatist conflict' will investigate the role of the Cameroonian diaspora in driving the the ongoing secessionist conflict in Cameroon and how they might participate in resolving it. 

He says

An award from the AfOx Collaborative Fellowship will make it possible for me to conduct interviews with the Anglophone Cameroonian diaspora in the UK and US through access to a good internet connection. 

Outputs will include a peer reviewed publication, an accessible policy report to inform peacebuilding efforts, and the creation of a larger project with Oxford partners to investigate the conflict in greater depth moving forwards

Dr Roxana Willis, Principal Invesigator of the Cameroon Conflict Research Group, said 

The Cameroon Conflict Research Group is delighted to collaborate with Dr Emile Sunjo, who is emerging as a prominent intellectual force in the area of conflict resolution. Dr Sunjo has developed a vital project to examine the peacekeeping role of the Cameroon diaspora in the ongoing conflict. We look forward to welcoming Dr Sunjo and hope to learn from his insights moving forwards.

Dr Emile Sunjo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations and Conflict Resolution at the University of Buea, Cameroon. He obtained his PhD in Political Science with specialisation in International Relations and Conflict Studies from the University of Yaoundé II-Soa Cameroon in 2019. In 2019, he was a University College London (UCL), Global Engagement Funds Visiting Research and Teaching Fellow based in the Department of Geography.