Dr Samuel Kehinde Okunade

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 

South Africa

English and Yoruba

Research Focus

I am a borderlands scholar who researches on borders and migration most especially as it concerns human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Africa. I am also interested in thinking through ways in which social and ethnic cleavages in border communities could be used for economic integration and social cohesion in Africa. And as such, I advance the course of border communities that have an age long history of marginalization and neglect by the government in Africa. I have participated in the European Union sponsored project on irregular migration in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.


  • ECOWAS Protocol on Free movement and the AfCFTA in West Africa: Costs, benefits and challenges
  • COVID-19 and African Borders in Transition
  • The Dynamics of Child Trafficking in West Africa


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow

Global goals

Target 1.1
Target 1.3
Target 1.4
Target 10.2
Target 10.3
Target 10.7
Target 9.1
Target 9.2
Target 9.3
Target 9.4
Target 9.A
Target 9.B
Target 9.C

Professional Organisations

  • College of Mentors and Mentees Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa, Senegal. (CODESRIA)
  • Association of Borderlands Studies, USA.
  • Centre for Migration and Borders Development (CMBD), Nigeria.


  • South Africa

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