Emmanuel A. Balogun | Webster University

Emmanuel A. Balogun, PhD

Emmanuel BalogunEmmanuel Balogun
Assistant Professor of International Relations
H. Sam Priest Center 203
(314) 246-7872




PhD, University of Delaware
MA, University of Delaware
MA, Western Illinois University
BA, New England College

Areas of Interest

African Politics
International and Regional Organizations
Global Governance
Comparative Politics


Emmanuel A. Balogun, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of History, Politics, and International Relations at Webster University. He is a specialist in the study of international and regional organizations in Africa, particularly the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union. Emmanuel's research centers on the concept of regional convergence, a process in which bureaucratic actors in African regional organizations build and create networks with civil society and extra-regional partners, beyond legalistic frameworks of integration to create deep and repeated modes of engagement to improve regional governance capacity. His research interests also include global health governance, comparative regionalism, and electoral politics in West Africa.

In addition to his research interests in Africa, Emmanuel is also interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), particularly in evidenced-based inclusive learning strategies and reflective pedagogy. Emmanuel teaches Introduction to International Relations, International Organizations and African Politics.

Emmanuel holds a MA and PhD in Political Science and International Relations from University of Delaware, MA in Political Science from Western Illinois University and a BA in Political Science from New England College.