Dr Peter Olayiwola

Lecturer in Politics of Immigration, Anti-trafficking/Modern Slavery Politics


Personal Statement

Peter joined the University of Liverpool in August 2021 as a lecturer in Politics of Immigration, Anti-trafficking and Modern Slavery. He completed his PhD in November 2020 from the School of Sociology & Social Policy, University of Nottingham. Prior to that, he obtained an MSc in Development Studies (with distinction) from SOAS, University of London as a Commonwealth Shared Scholar, and a BSc in Sociology &Anthropology (first class) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.
His research interests include childhood studies, migration, trafficking, poverty, inequalities, and qualitative research methods. His PhD explored how popular anti-trafficking and child-saving rhetoric compared with the realities of child domestic work in South-West Nigeria. He has also been involved in projects examining the challenges of achieving such Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as eliminating all forms of modern slavery and child labour.
Before joining Liverpool, he was a Teaching Assistant at the University of Nottingham (Sociology & Social Policy) and the University of Sheffield International College.