OLA, Bamidele (Ph.D Student)
Bamidele Emmanuel Ola is a PhD student at the Department of Sociology, specializing in Gender studies and human development across the developing regions of Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America (AfAELA). He is particularly interested in understanding how a series of issues in the socio-political, economic and cultural spheres interrelate with and influence shifting prevalence and instances of gender-based violence against women and men in these regions. He is also interested in understanding how these macro and micro factors play in the production, reproduction and sustenance of women as the underclass in their respective localities. Bamidele uses large body of quantitative and qualitative (mixed method) data in designing his cross-cultural and transnational comparative analyses of these global phenomena. He has authored a growing number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and featured on many international conference platforms. Bamidele was recently awarded the Best Position Paper Award for his position paper and presentation on Gender Equality in India at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University). Bamidele has a distinction (magna cum laude) in his Master program in Population and Development at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation, in June 2018, and a Master of Science in Sociology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 2012. Bamidele's goal focusses on the socio-economic empowerment and development of women and girls potentials in the developing world as he sees these as mostly a "doubly disadvantaged and disenfranchised category" of humans, spread across the least and less developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Bamidele is currently on a 4-year PhD Sociology program at the prestigious HKBU, Hong Kong.