Departmental Lecturer, University of Oxford
Ẹniọlá Ànúolúwapọ́ Ṣóyẹmí is Departmental Lecturer in Political Philosophy and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Prior to that, she was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She obtained her Ph.D. in Political Science (political philosophy) from Boston University. Before entering academia, she worked at Chatham House, and then at the Guardian Newspaper where she was based in the press lobby of the UK House of Commons.
Her research is focused in African and Contemporary political, moral, and legal philosophy, where she studies questions of democracy and democratic practice in African countries and beyond. Her research has appeared in the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Philosophical Forum, and the Routledge Handbook of African Political Philosophy. Her other works have appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker Radio Hour, the Guardian (UK), the Conversation, the Republic Journal, Ilora Magazine, and Premium Times Newspaper. She is working on her first book, Law's Moral Legitimacy (with Bloomsbury Publishing).
Areas of Interest: African and Contemporary political, moral, and legal philosophy; democracy.