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Oluwole Olutola, Dr

University of Johannesburg, SARChI African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Areas of Expertise

Country of residence

South Africa

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Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations

Language Skills

  • English (Fluent)


Oluwole Olutola has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Johannesburg, within the SARChI African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, since September 2017. He holds a PhD in Political Studies from the North-West University, South Africa. His areas of specialization include environmental politics and climate change, with a particular focus on South Africa and the rest of Africa. Earlier, he obtained MSc (Political Science), MIR (International Relations) and BSc (Politics, Philosophy, Economics) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Oluwole has published widely in the area of environmental politics (climate change in particular) and related fields in reputed peer-reviewed journals. Few examples include: Olutola, O. (2020). U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: implications for climate finance in Africa. Africa Review 12(1): 18-36; Olutola, O. (2019). Addressing nuclear in the Africa-European Union Energy Partnership: issues and perspectives through an African lens. Politikon 46(1): 20-36; Olutola, O. and Landsberg, C. (2018). Concentric circles of South Africa's climate diplomacy. Africa Review 10(2): 173-187. He is a registered member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), International Political Science Association (IPSA), and University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES).