Raufu Mustapha's academic papers now available as Bodleian collection

We are delighted to announce that the Bodleian library has catalogued and made available online a collection of the academic papers of our late colleague, Abdul Raufu Mustapha.

The papers comprise research materials relating to fieldwork conducted at Rogo Village, Kano State, Nigeria, from 1986, as part of studies for his DPhil thesis, and follow-up research from 1997, materials relating to other research projects, Raufu's published articles and papers, and unpublished papers and lectures.

Raufu's interests included religion and politics in Nigeria, the politics of rural societies, the politics of democratisation, and identity politics in Africa.

The collection, comprising 14 boxes of material, was donated to the library by Raufu's widow, Kate Meagher, and catalogued with support from ODID, St Antony's College and Raufu's family.

Raufu, who was Associate Professor of African Politics at ODID and Kirk Greene Fellow of St Antony’s College, died in 2017.

The papers are available online at