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. No. 3, pp. 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., 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, pp. 176-190, 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, No. 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. Vol 4, No. 1, pp.1-17. DOI:


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., pp 283-301, 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. Vol. 2, No. 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, May 14.  


Book Chapters


Jacob. J.U. (2021). 'Outsourcing Public Diplomacy Operations: Neoliberalism and the Communications of the United Nations since the End of the Cold War'.  In: Alexander, C. (ed.) The Frontiers of Public Diplomacy: Hegemony, Morality and Power in the International Sphere (1st ed.). Routledge, London.

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. (2018). 'The War has just begun: Boko Haram and the Coming Diffusion of Terror in Nigeria'. In: Dilegge, D. & Bunker, R.J. (eds) Hammer of the Caliphate: The Territorial Demise of the Islamic State (A Small Wars Journal Anthology). Small Wars Journal Foundation, McLean, VA.


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)


Flames of Peace: UN Influence Operations in 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: 'Countermeasures to Extremist Propaganda:  Countering Absolutist Religious Beliefs in a Violently Radicalised Society'. Forthcoming in Edward Elgar Handbook of Political Propaganda.

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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