Benjamin Maiangwa

Assistant Professor

Phone Number: 
+1 807-343-8010ext. 8791
Office Location: 
RB 2041
Office Hours: 
Mon-Thur 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 

Ph.D.   Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba

M.Sc.   Sustainability, Development and Peace, United Nations University

MA.      Conflict Transformation, University of KwaZulu-Natal

BA (Hons). Political Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal

BA.       Philosophy, St Joseph's Theological Institute, Cedar-a

Date joined Lakehead: 
September, 2021
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Prior to joining Lakehead University, Dr. Maiangwa was Teaching Fellow in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies in the School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA), Durham University, England. He was also instructor at the University of Manitoba and the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT).

Research Interests: 

Dr. Maiangwa's research focuses broadly on the intersection of politics, culture, and society. His recent publications use storytelling, action research, and critical ethnography to explore notions of contested belonging, mobility, and how people experience conflict and peace in everyday life. 


Dr Maiangwa's courses in Political Science include: 

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • International Peacebuilding
  • Global Politics
  • Global Political Economy
  • Global Terrorism 

Selected Publications

"The Crisis of Belonging and Ethnographies of Peacebuilding in Kaduna State, Nigeria" (2020). Lanham: Lexington Books.

"The Banality of Infrastructural Racism Through the Lens of Peace and Conflict Studies" (2022). Peacebuilding Journal (Co-authored with Christiane Ndedi Essombe and Dr. Sean Byrne). 

"Perceptions on Truth and Reconciliation: Lessons from Gacaca in Post-Genocide Rwanda" (2020). In A. Craft & P. Regan (Eds). Pathways to Reconciliation. Manitoba: University of Manitoba Press and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (Co-authored with Dr. Reginé King)

"Against Memory-as-remedy to the Traumatic Aftermaths of the Nigeria-Biafra War Past: Whither Justice?" (2020). Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies (Co-authored with Dr. Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba).

"The Nation as Corporation: British Colonialism and the Pitfalls of Postcolonial Nationhood in Nigeria." Peace and Conflict Studies: (2018). Vol. 25, No 1, Article 3. (Co-authored with Dr. Muhammad Dan Suleiman and Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba). 

"Conflicting Indigeneity and Farmer-Herder Conflicts in Post-Colonial Africa." Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice (2017) Vol 29, no 3: 269-274.