Boko Haram

August 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Room 335 Isbister Building
183 Dafoe Rd W
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M9

“This is Our Creed”: A theoretical analysis of the ideological underpinnings of Boko Haram

M. Kabir Yusuf is an Associate Professor of Mass Communication and Media Studies, Head of Mass Communication Department at the Nile University of Nigeria, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Manitoba’s Department of Sociology and Criminology. His research interests cut across local media framing of ideological crises and social change, sub-Saharan mediated cultural flows, and strategic communication for developmental projects in northern Nigeria with over a decade of teaching and research experience in these fields.

Using his soft skill of deep understanding of classical Arabic language, Yusuf is currently writing a book that traces the ideological justifications of the Boko Haram movement using the only but rarely known constitution of Boko Haram authored by its founder in 2009, the year in which he was assassinated. In his public presentation, Dr. Yusuf will provide an overview of his personal experience living and working in regions of Nigeria that are at the centre of the Boko Haram crisis, and the research he is undertaking to reconstruct the geo-political and ideological context of the Boko Haram movement which is largely missing in the media coverage of the crises.

Room 335 Isbister Building

Location Information:

University of Manitoba – Fort Garry – Isbister Building  (View Map)

Contact Information:

Name: Russell Smandych

Phone: 204-474-6446