Professor Abdul Raufu Mustapha 1954-2017
It is with great sorrow that I announce the death of Professor Raufu Mustapha, Governing Body Fellow and a member of the African Studies Centre at St Antony’s College since 2001. He was a member of the College’s Management Executive Team, and held the positions of both Dean and Admissions Tutor. Professor Mustapha was also an Associate Professor of African Politics at the Oxford Department of International Development.
Professor Mustapha's research focussed on the politics of rural societies in Africa, ethnicity and identity politics and the politics of democratisation in Africa. He studied political science at Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, and St Peter's College, Oxford. He has held teaching positions at Bayero University, Kano, and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
In the recent past, Professor Mustapha also worked on the report on ethnic minorities for the Working Group on Ethnic Minorities, UN Commission on Human Rights, and the project on 'Ethnic Structure and Public Sector Governance' for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva. He was the Senior Researcher (West Africa) at the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity at the Oxford Department of International Development.