Ebenezer Obadare "is currently a Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for Civil Society, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, from where he took his PhD in Social Policy in April 2005. He holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in History and International Relations respectively. In 2004, he was awarded the MacArthur Foundation's prestigious Research and Writing grant for a study of the short- and long-term impacts of transnational resource flow on citizenship in Africa. In 2003, through the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, he received a research grant to study the citizenship effects of the Nigerian national service program. Dr. Obadare has been the recipient of numerous other competitive awards and research grants from internationally acclaimed research bodies, including the Social Science Research Council (New York), the Ford Foundation, the Gerd and Ebelin Bucerius Foundation, and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). He was a visiting scholar in the autumn of 2004 at the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS), New School University, New York; and from 1995 to 2001, he was on the faculty of the Department of international relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Before joining the academia, he was a national award-winning reporter with TEMPO newsmagazine, famous for spearheading the resistance to military rule in Nigeria in the early 1990s."