About Laine Munir

I recently completed an interdisciplinary PhD at New York University, researching natural resource politics and social movements in the Niger Delta. Although my primary research interest was the role of women in oil-reform protests, this blog also explores issues of human rights, governmentality, geography, and economic power. I started it to offer my up-to-date observations from the ground during the Occupy Nigeria protests in January of 2012.

Since then, it has become a platform for analyzing the field data I gathered and also for discussing current events in Nigeria. I believe that social patterns I analyzed in West Africa will be pertinent to further research I conduct in other regions. These interests stemmed from completing my M.A. in Human Rights at Columbia University, where I studied global conflict, and in serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique. I currently live in Seoul, South Korea where I research minority communities.

I encourage readers to send me a message with questions, comments or suggestions. I love learning. Although I will always support information for the sake of information, I do ask that no content on this blog be reproduced without proper credits. Thank you.

Twitter: LaineMunir
Email: lps247@nyu.edu


Published Dissertation

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7 responses to “About Laine Munir

  1. hey laine,
    i am fascinated and so proud by all the work that you’ve done! hopefully one day we can reunite. keep writing!


  2. I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Keep up the good and necessary work.


    • Thank you for your support, Stephanie! I will pass on the Award. I follow your blog closely and appreciate the attention you give to lesser known forms of women’s rights violations. You keep writing and I will keep reading.


  3. Ellen Douglas

    I would like to get in contact with you regarding a special series I am producing. Please provide me with your email address and I will email you directly. Thank you. Ellen Douglas, Producer, Resourcemedia.com


  4. Fascinating work Laine!


  5. Thanks for signing up to follow my blog 🙂


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