Dr. Asor Gbamwuan, History, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at  KolaDaisi University, Ibadan, Oyo State-Nigeria, Nigeria

Dr. Asor Gbamwuan is a Nigerian scholar hailing from Benue State. Born on February 13th, 1983, in Vandeikya Local Government Area, he holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialization in Social and Environmental History from Benue State University, Makurdi, obtained between 2014 and 2023. Prior to his doctoral studies, he earned an M.A. in History with a specialization in Political History from the same institution, covering the period from 2009 to 2014. His undergraduate studies led to a B.A. (Hons) in History and Internal Studies, Second Class Upper Division, from the University of Jos, Jos, spanning from 2004 to 2008.

His academic journey began at Government Secondary School, Ihugh, Benue State, where he completed his WASSC/NECO examinations from 1995 to 2001. Earlier, he attended Akwaya Memorial Nur/Pri. School, Ihugh, from 1990 to 1995, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.

In addition to his formal education, Dr. Gbamwuan enhanced his skills by completing a Certificate in Computer (Data Processing) from Channette Computers Services, Makurdi, in 2008.



Ph.D. in History – Specialization in Social and Environmental History

  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Duration: 2014-2023

M.A. in History – Specialization in Political History

  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Duration: 2009-2014

B.A. (Hons) in History and Internal Studies

  • University of Jos, Jos
  • Duration: 2004-2008
  • Classification: Second Class Upper Division
Professional Experience

Dr. Asor Gbamwua has accumulated a rich and diverse professional experience across various sectors. His journey began as a History and Government Teacher during his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at Government Secondary School Idama, Rivers State, from 2008 to 2009. Following this, he served as a Government Teacher at Nazareth Montessori Schools in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, from 2009 to 2010.

Transitioning to administrative roles, Dr. Gbamwua worked as a Revenue Management Officer at Benue State Internal Revenue in Gboko, Benue State, from 2011 to 2014. Subsequently, he joined the Ministry of Education in Makurdi, Benue State, where he served as an Education Officer 1 from 2014 to 2015.

Driven by his passion for education, Dr. Gbamwua ventured into academia. He held the position of Lecturer at the Institute of Adult Education and Allied Studies in Makurdi, Benue State, from 2015 to 2019. Concurrently, he served as a Sandwich Part-Time Lecturer at Benue State University, Makurdi, from 2015 to 2019.

Continuing his academic pursuits, Dr. Gbamwua joined KolaDaisi University, Ibadan, in 2019 as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of History and Diplomatic Studies. He has since progressed to the role of Lecturer II in the same department, a position he has held from 2023 to the present.

Research Interests

Dr. Asor Gbamwua’s research interests encompass various aspects of history, with a particular focus on social and environmental history, political history, and diplomatic studies. His academic journey has equipped him with a deep understanding of historical contexts and the interplay between societal dynamics and environmental factors. Through his research, Dr. Gbamwua explores the complexities of historical events, examining their implications for contemporary society and environmental sustainability.

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Socio-political dynamics of historical events: Dr. Gbamwua investigates the socio-political factors that have shaped historical narratives, focusing on their impact on governance structures, power relations, and societal development.
  • Environmental history and sustainability: He delves into the environmental dimensions of historical processes, exploring interactions between human societies and their natural surroundings. His research seeks to understand historical patterns of environmental change and their implications for contemporary environmental policy and sustainability efforts.
  • Diplomatic studies: Dr. Gbamwua examines diplomatic relations between nations and regions, analyzing historical events through the lens of diplomacy. His research sheds light on the strategies, negotiations, and conflicts that have shaped international relations throughout history.

Furthermore, Dr. Gbamwua’s interdisciplinary approach to research allows him to explore the intersections between history, politics, and environmental studies. By bridging disciplinary boundaries, he seeks to offer holistic perspectives on complex historical phenomena and contribute to interdisciplinary dialogue and scholarship.

As a member of the Conflict Research Network West Africa (CORN-West), Dr. Gbamwua actively engages in collaborative research initiatives focused on understanding and addressing conflict dynamics in the region. Through his research and academic endeavors, he aims to contribute to scholarly discourse, promote historical understanding, and foster sustainable development in West Africa and beyond.



  • A. Gbamwuan
  • International Journal of Development and Economic Sustainability, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 7*
  • Year: 2020

“Entrepreneurship and Small Scale Businesses in the Era of Coronavirus Pandemic in Oyo State, Nigeria”

  • J.A. Ishola, T.T. Ityonzughul, A. Gbamwuan
  • KIU Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 229-241
  • Year: 2021

“Farmer-Herder Conflicts and Socio-Economic Predicaments of Women in Central Nigeria”

  • G. Atim, A. Gbamwuan
  • Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 90-105
  • Year: 2022

“Insecurity and the escalation of brain drain in the Nigerian universities, 1999-2021”

  • A. Gbamwuan
  • AIPGG Journal of Humanities and Peace Studies, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 1-19
  • Year: 2022

“Civil-Military Relations in Nigeria: A Search towards Combating Boko Haran Terrorism”

  • A. Gbamwuan
  • In Osakwe, C.C. (ed.) Leadership and Complex Military Operations. (ISBN: 978 …)
  • Year: 2016

“Revisionism on the ‘One North’ Template in the Nigerian Project: The Predicaments of Central Nigeria”

  • E.T. Ikpanor, A. Gbamwuan
  • In Orngu, C. et al (ed.) Ethnic Minority Agitations and Political Development …
  • Year: 2015


Asor Gbamwuan | History | Best Researcher Award

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