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Olufunmbi Elemo

Olufunmbi  Elemo
  • Assistant Professor
  • Faculty
  • Case Hall Room S371
  • 842 Chestnut Rd
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • 517-884-1294


Omowumi Olufunmbi (Funmbi) Elemo is an Assistant Professor in the Comparative Cultures and Politics Field at James Madison College.  Prof. Elemo earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Michigan State University (2012). Her research interests focus on democratization and political citizenship, political representation and accountability, federalism and subnational politics, and public finance (e.g. management of natural resource revenue and tax policy/reform) in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa.  Prof. Elemo has recently published research in the Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics and African State Governance: Subnational Politics and National Power.

CV is available upon request.


“Fiscal Federalism, Subnational Politics, and State Creation in Contemporary Nigeria.” 2018. In A.C. LeVan and P. Ukata (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

(link: https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198804307.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780198804307-e-19 )