Osaore Aideyan joins the Illinois State faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Government. Aideyan earned a B.S. in sociology and political science from Bendel State University and an M.S. in Sociology and Labor Relations from University of Lagos, both in Nigeria. He also earned an M.A. in international studies and a Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate University in California. Aideyan comes to Illinois State after teaching at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Aideyan has taught courses that focus on comparative, international, and African politics; development policy in Africa, and globalization and poverty, as well as other courses in American politics and government. He is a member of the African Studies Association, the American Political Science Association, the Association of Third World Studies, the Western Political Science Association, and the Midwestern Political Science Association.
He has written numerous articles and book reviews, including “Microfinance and Poverty Reduction in Rural Nigeria” in the Savings and Development Journal and “The Causes of External Intervention in Third World Secessionist Conflicts: The Case of South Sudan” in War and Peace in Africa. He has also served as a manuscript reviewer for the African Studies Review and the Review of Black Political Economy.