Sample Academic Publications and Outputs


Jacob, J.U., Ensign M. (2020). Transactional Radio Instruction: Improving Educational Outcomes for Children in Conflict Zones, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. DOI:

Jacob, J.U. (2017). Convincing Rebel Fighters to Disarm: UN Information Operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. DeGruyter, Berlin. DOI:


Jacob, J.U. (2018). Women and the War on Boko Haram: Wives, Weapons, Witnesses by Hilary Matfess. Politics, Religion & Ideology, Vol 19:3, 418-420, DOI: 10.1080/21567689.2018.1495281.

Jacob, J.U. (2017). Owning God: An Identity-based View of Violent Extremism. Global Peace Operations Review. July 13.

Jacob, J.U. (2017). The War has just begun: Boko Haram and the Coming Diffusion of Terror in Nigeria.  Small Wars Journal. March 10.


Jacob, J.U., Abia-Bassey M., Nkanga. E., Aliyu, A. (2016). Narratives of Displacement: Conversations with Boko Haram Displaced Persons in Northeast Nigeria. Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. Vol 20: No. 2  DOI:10.1080/17409292.2016.1144324. 

Jacob, J.U. (2016). Target Gutahuka: The UN’s Strategic Information Intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Media and Communication. Vol 4: 2, pp 104-119. Doi: 10.17645/mac.v4i2.583. 


Jacob, J.U. & Akpan, I., (2015). Silencing Boko Haram: Mobile Phone Blackout and Counterinsurgency in Nigeria’s Northeast region. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development. 4(1), pp1-17. 8. DOI:

This publication forms part of a special collection on ICTs, Statebuilding and Peacebuilding in Africa, partly funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. 


Jacob, J.U. (2014). Transforming Conflicts with Information: Impacts of UN Peace Radio programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo. War & Society. Vol. 33, No 4. DOI:10.1179/0729247314Z.00000000043.


Macdonald, I.W. and Jacob, J.U. (2011). Lost and gone forever? The search for early British screenplays. Journal of Screenwriting. 2:2, pp. 161-177, DOI: 10.1386/josc.2.2.161_1. 


Jacob, J.U. (2011). Battling Radical Islamist Propaganda in Somalia: The Information Intervention Option. Small Wars Journal. Vol. 7, No. 5. 



Book Chapters


Jacob J.U. (2019). 'Communitarianism, Ethics and the Burden of Journalistic Objectivity: Reflections of “Peace Journalists” Covering the Boko Haram Insurgency'. In: Shaw I., Selvarajah S. (eds) Reporting Human Rights, Conflicts, and Peacebuilding. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.


Jacob, J.U. (2017). ‘Cultural Approaches to Soft Power’. In: Chitty N., Hayden C., Ji L. & Rawnsley G. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Soft Power Routledge, London.  


Jacob, J.U. (2015). ‘Influencing the Information Domain: The UN’s Information Intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo’. In: Mano W. (Ed.) Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa. I.B.Tauris, London.



Other Publications, Reports, and Outputs


Pape, Utz Johann; Sharma, Ambika; Nezam, Taies; Petrini, Benjamin; Ebrahim, Menaal Fatima; Udo-Udo, Jacob; Appler, Felix Konstantin; Woodhouse, Andrea Fitri; Phipps-Ebeler, Verena; Meckelburg, Alexander Benjamin; Iqbal, Syedah Aroob. (2019). Using Micro-Data to Inform Durable Solutions for IDPs (Vol. 2): Volume B: Country Case Studies (English). Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group.

Ensign, M & Jacob J.U. (2017). Where there is no School: Radio and Mobile Technologies for Education in Crises and Post-Conflict Societies.  Evaluation Brief, American University of Nigeria, February 2017. 


Ensign M. & Jacob, J. U. (2016). Michika: Peace & Reconciliation [Documentary Film]. Nigeria: Communications & Multimedia Design Program, American University of Nigeria.


Jacob, J.U. (2016). Handbook of Peace Journalism: A Training Manual. American University of Nigeria & US Embassy in Abuja.

Jacob, J.U. (2016). Telling Stories of Peace and Reconciliation in North-East Nigeria. Report on the US Embassy-AUN Peace Journalism Project. 


Forthcoming Publications (submitted and under review)


Burning the Guns: UN Influence Operations in Support of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Combatants (Routledge)

Book Chapter (with Dr. Wajiha Raza Rizvi): 'Beyond Grades: Advancing Global Learning through Personal and Social Responsibility in a Globally Connected Peace Journalism Course'. Forthcoming in Wiley Handbook for Collaborative Online Learning and Global Engagement 

Book Chapter: '#IAmABeliever: Mobilizing Religious Beliefs and Identity in a Student-led Countering Violent Extremism Campaign'. Forthcoming in Edward Elgar Handbook of Political Propaganda.

Book Chapter: 'Outsourcing Public Diplomacy Operations: Neoliberalism and the Communications of the United Nations since the End of the Cold War'. Forthcoming in Frontiers in Public Diplomacy.

Researching Violent Extremism: Contexts, Ethics, and Methodologies, ed. by Kateira Aryaeinejad, Alastair Reed, Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, Emma Heywood (Washington DC: RESOLVE, United States Institute of Peace, Forthcoming)

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