Temitope Oriola

Temitope Oriola is joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal African Security and associate professor at the University of Alberta. A recipient of the Governor General of Canada Academic Gold Medal (first awarded by the Earl of Dufferin in 1873), Oriola’s book Criminal Resistance? The Politics of Kidnapping Oil Workers is one of a small number of book-length sociological investigations of political kidnapping in the English language. Professor Oriola’s research expertise focuses on policing & use of force, terrorism studies and armed insurgencies. A decorated researcher and teacher, Professor Oriola is a two-time Carnegie fellow and president of the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS).

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After the Chauvin Verdict, Changes to Policing are a Must

The guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd signposts a defining moment beyond policing. Finding Chauvin guilty on all counts should have consequences for policing in the United States, the trial-by-jury system and, crucially, race and justice.

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