My name is Haleemah Atobiloye. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a social science researcher focusing on the international political economy. I use integrated qualitative (interviews, surveys, observations, secondary qualitative data) and quantitative (often descriptive) methods to collect and analyze data. My research deliverables which include high-quality reports, easy to comprehend presentations, whitepapers, and policy briefs help social entrepreneurs and mission-driven organizations make evidence-based, data-driven decisions.


I received my MA in International Development Studies with a concentration in the International Political Economy from Ohio University, USA, in April 2022. I received my BSc in Communication from Crescent University, Nigeria, in September 2016. I have 4+ years of work experience in conducting quality social (science) research. From September 2020 to April 2022, I was a Graduate (Research) Assistant at the Office of Multicultural Success and Retention at Ohio University. In December of 2020, I joined the Afara Collective as a volunteer Researcher to serve the startup using my expertise to find solutions to tackling racism in the United States. From June 2021 to May 2022, I was a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (QSIDE). 


As a Research Fellow at QSIDE, I was involved in both independent and collaborative research projects that leveraged data science and social science research designs to explore the broad landscape of online child sex work, human trafficking, and modern slavery to identify financial algorithms that can be built to disrupt these human trafficking activities.

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I was born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa. However, I consider myself a transnational citizen with living, working, and studying experiences on both the African and North American continents. At the moment; I watch an unhealthy amount of Korean Dramas, laugh a little too much at my jokes, healing from an ice-cream obsession, still believe Friends is the greatest sitcom, and consistently advocating for the spread of cultural empathy. Due to my very interesting parents’ different preferences for the spelling of my name, I have two different variations of my name. My name is legally spelled as ‘Haleema’ but I have used ‘Haleemah’ all my life and this is the spelling I prefer. The point of this is to let you know that Haleemah Atobiloye and Haleema Atobiloye are the same people!



Ohio University | M.A. International Development Studies | April 2022

Concentration: Social Sciences (International Political Economy)

Capstone Research Project: “This is the Africa We Want”: A Discursive Construction Of The 21st Century Pan-African Political Economy

San Francisco State University | M.A. International Relations | May 2020

Crescent University | B.Sc. Mass Communication | September 2016



Data Analysis Tools: Atlas.ti, R/ R-Studio, Tableau, Qualtrics

Data Collection Methods: Surveys, Interviews, Internet-based research, Observation, (Auto)Ethnography

Project Management Tools: Slack, Notion, Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite

Others: Critical Thinking, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Client Management, Project Management, Technical and Evidenced-Based Writing, Critical Discourse Analysis.


International Political Economy; Trade policy; Inequality and Poverty; Modern Slavery


Watching Korean Dramas; Trying different Ice-Cream Stores; Listening to people’s authentic real-life stories