Dr. Toyin Ajao is a feminist activist, writer, researcher, teacher, creative healing facilitator and new media and conflict transformation expert at Afrolick Wellness. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where she was also a lecturer of International Relations. She is an alumna and an associate of the Africa Leadership Centre (ALC) King’s College, London. She completed an ALC prestigious Women Peace and Security Fellowship and a Master’s in Conflict Security and Development at King’s College London. An award-winning international blogger, Dr. Ajao has her Bachelor’s from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Dr. Ajao is a former doctoral grantee of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa, Andrew Melon Foundation and the ALC. Her research foci from multi-disciplinary lens include posthuman security, African peace mechanisms, cultures of peace, conflict transformation,, new media technology, visionary feminism and sexual rights. Dr. Ajao has been published in the reputable Matatu Journal, and online platforms such as Kujenga Amani, African Studies Association and Pambazuka. She is a board member of various progressive organisations in Africa including Visionspring Initiatiatives, and Equality Triangle Initiative. She is currently the Coordinator of the ALC Alumni Association.