Tarila Marclint Ebiede is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in International Affairs at the Brussels School of Governance and a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Peace and Development, KU Leuven, Belgium. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from KU Leuven, Belgium (2018), a Master of Science in Political and Administrative Studies from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria (2010) and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Niger Delta University, Nigeria (2006).
His teaching is mainly focused on Africa’s International Relations and Politics. His research interests focus on political violence, intra-state armed conflict, peacebuilding, youth, local governance and African politics. He is particularly interested in the long term socio-political consequences of violence conflicts, especially the reintegration of ex-combatants, on people and communities. His research has been funded by the European Union Marie Curie fund for Sustainable Peacebuilding, American Political Science Association (APSA), and Centre for African Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
He was a 2018 Matasa Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK. As a Matasa Fellow, Tarila conducted research on those involved in armed conflicts in Nigeria’s Niger Delta and published findings in the IDS Bulletin on Employment Programmes for Youth. Since then, Tarila continues to conduct research on how youth influence and are influenced by the political and governance processes in societies that have been affected by violent conflicts. He is co-founder of Conflict Research Network – West Africa (CORN – West Africa), a multi-disciplinary network for peace and conflict studies scholars based in West Africa.