Associate Professor, Sociology
PhD, University of Toronto
MPhil, University of Cambridge
MA, University of Leeds
BSc, Anambra State University of Technology
Dr. Ezeonu received a first-class honours degree in sociology from the Anambra State University of Technology (now, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria). He has graduate degrees from the University of Cambridge, England (International relations), the University of Leeds, England (development studies) and the University of Toronto (criminology and socio-legal studies). He was a Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar and is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.
He has research interests, and has published on market criminality, street gangs and violent armed groups, the sociology of energy and natural resources; and the deleterious effects of market rationality on Sub-Saharan Africa (with special focus on the IMF, World Bank and the WTO). His book, Market Criminology: State-Corporate Crime in the Petroleum Extraction Industry (Routledge, 2018), introduces the concept of market criminology; which extends the interrogative circumference of criminology to accommodate preventable market-generated harms and the criminogenic effects of market rationality in variegated forms of capitalism. Dr. Ezeonu’s research works cover both North America and sub-Saharan Africa.