Lynda Chinenye Iroulo is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University in Qatar. Her research interests lie in decolonial international relations, the design of international and regional organizations, African regional integration, and Africa in global politics.
Professor Iroulo is currently working on a book project entitled Institution Building in a Multi-Actor Postcolonial Region: How the African Union Navigates Diverse Demands (forthcoming) based on her Ph.D. research findings. She is also working on an edited volume entitled Introduction to African Regional Organizations (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). She has appeared in media interviews with Deutsche Welle, Expresso Das Ilhas, Le Point, Nederlands Dagblad, Tagesschau, and Augsburger Allgemeine.
Prior to joining GU-Q, Professor Iroulo was a member of the Global Governance Unit at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) from 2015 to 2019, and a postdoctoral fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) from 2020 to 2021. Professor Iroulo is a co-founder of the African Policy Initiative, a non-profit organization in Berlin that bridges research and policy gaps, where she continues to serve as a board member. She is a non-resident fellow of the African Policy Research Institute, and an associate at GIGA.
Professor Iroulo received her Ph.D. in international relations from the Free University of Berlin.