Dr Sallek Yaks Musa is a Lecturer in Criminology. Prior to his appointment, he taught Criminology and Security Studies at the University of Jos, Nigeria where he led and contributed to the development of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He also led the exams unit in the department. He is interested and active in international research interest around the theories and general field of civil-military relations, security, peace and conflict, governance, armed groups, and human rights. He is a member of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, and South African Sociological Association and is currently serving as a reviewer for some internationally reputed journals. Sallek was a postdoctoral research fellow in the University of Stellenbosch, was a recipient of fellowships from the Next Generation Africa Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC) New York, and Lisa Maskel Doctoral Research Fellowships, Germany. He has immense practical field experience in humanitarian security risk management working with international non-profit and development organisations in hostile environments.
Sallek currently teaches on the Crime and Society, Outsiders, and Doing Research in Criminology modules. He previously taught many modules at undergraduate and postgraduate modules including Correctional Reports and Records, Criminal Intelligence Management, Social Statistics, Data Analysis and Research Methods, and Armed Forces and Society.
Sallek’s research interest includes the theories and the general field of civil-military relations, security, peace and conflict, governance, armed groups, and human rights and is interested in collaboration and supervision of research in this field.
- Suchi Plangshak Musa and Sallek Yaks Musa (2021) The root cause of farmers-herders crisis in north central Nigeria, Abuja, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.
Published Papers and Selected Conferences
- Sallek Yaks Musa and Heinecken Lindy (2022) The effect of military (un) professionalism on civil-military relations and security in Nigeria, African Security Review, 31:2, 157-173. https://doi.org/10.1080/10246029.2021.2014917.
- Daskyes Gulleng and Sallek Yaks Musa (2020) Governance, police legitimacy and citizen’s compliance with Covid-19 guidelines in Plateau State, Nigeria, Acta Criminologica: African Journal of Criminology & Victimology, 33:3, 90–107. https://hdl.handle.net/10520/ejc-crim-v33-n3-a6
- Sallek Yaks Musa (2018) Re-examining the ‘civil’ in civil-military relations. South African Sociological Association (SASA) Congress, University of Western Cape, South Africa.
- Sallek Yaks Musa (2018) Caught in the midst: the military in the resolution of ethno-religious violence. South African Sociological Association (SASA) Congress, University of Western Cape, South Africa.
- Sallek Yaks Musa (2017) Civil-military relations and spatial experience of the military in diverse societies. Sociology and Social Anthropology Graduate Students Conference, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
- Sallek Yaks Musa (2017) Military internal security operations in Plateau State, North Central Nigeria: Ameliorating or exacerbating insecurity? DTC Summer School Doctoral Conference: Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations, Coventry University.