Bonny A. Ibhawoh

McMaster University; Carnegie Council Fellow 2001-2002

Bonny Ibhawoh is professor in the department of history and the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University.

Before this appointment, Ibhawoh was assistant professor of international human rights at the University of North Carolina while on leave from his position as a lecturer in history and international development studies at Edo State University, Nigeria. He was the Izaak Walton Killam Scholar at Dalhousie University in Canada, where he taught courses in African history, and a visiting research fellow and consultant to the Danish Center for Human Rights, Copenhagen. From 1996 to 1998 he was an associate member of the Center for African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His research interest is the cultural dimension of international human rights, and his work has appeared in Human Rights Quarterly and the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights.

Ibhawoh received his M.A. in 1994 from the Univeristy of Ibadan, Nigeria, and is currently a Ph.D candidate in African history at Dalhousie University.

Last Updated: June 13, 2017

Human Rights Organizations in Nigeria: An Assessment of the Human Rights NGO Community (The Danish Center for Human Rights, 2001).

Between Culture and Constitution: The Cultural Legitimacy of Human Rights in Nigeria (The Danish Center for Human Rights, 1999).

“The Administration of Juvenile Justice in Nigeria,” with C.O. Okonkwo and Clement Nwankwo in the Constitutional Rights Journal (Constitutional Rights Project, 1997).