Dr Stella Oluwaseun

Dr Stella Oluwaseun


I was born and raised in Nigeria where I attended the University of Nigeria Nsukka for my Bachelor's degree and the University of Lagos for a postgraduate diploma. I have over eight years’ experience working in the charity sector in Nigeria on various issues such as empowering women in management and business and providing education to street children in Lagos.

I am a Ford International Fellow and hold a Master's degree in International Development Policy from Duke University, USA and a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Nottingham. My Master’s project was focused on policy options for providing primary education to street children in Nigeria, while my PhD research on International Student Migration explored gendered experience of international student migration rooted in patriarchal ideology among a group of Nigerian Christian female students enrolled in postgraduate studies in UK Higher Education. 

Since 2010, I have been part of the teaching teams in social policy modules at the University of Nottingham which include Social Problems and Policy Responses (2010 – 2012), Policy and Social Justice (2014 – 2018), Gender, the Family and Social Policy (2015/2016 and 2017/2018) and Introducing Social Policy (2018 – 2019). I have also previously taught in the two international colleges in Nottingham – the University of Nottingham International College (TUNIC) and Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC).

I held a research position in Internationalizing the Curriculum at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) from June 2016 to July 2017. While at NTU, I piloted a project (Global Voices in Sciences) to better integrate international students into the university and international perspectives in the teaching of Sciences, which was highly recommended for the UK Council for International Students Affairs (UKCISA) Paul Webley Award for Innovation in International Education 2017. 

My research interests include gender and family policy, migration and transnationalism, internationalisation and street children.

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