Tuesday 6 January 2015

Adeyinka Makinde - Academic Profile Page


Adeyinka Makinde LL.B (Hons), of the Middle Temple, Barrister is the Module Leader for Criminal Law & Public Law on the Solicitors Exempting Degree. Prior to this, he delivered the Public Law option on the ILEX programme from 2002-2009.

He has authored two books on pugilists and has written numerous features on boxing and produced articles on international relations, history and culture. He has served as a programme consultant and provided expert commentary for BBC World Service Radio, China Radio International and the Voice of Russia.

He is among a group of scholars and journalists approached to contribute to the Cambridge Companion Series on the sport of boxing which is scheduled for publication in 2015.

His teaching specialism in constitutional law allied to long term interests respectively in international politics, political history, military history and the history of espionage has over the course of time germinated into a desire to develop a profile in the academic genre of ‘Intelligence and Security Studies.’ 

In May 2013 he was invited to present a paper at the biennial international conference on security issues held by the Centre for International Intelligence and Security Studies (CIISS) under the auspices of the University of Aberystwyth. 

Adeyinka’s writings, encompassing books, essays and commentaries, have been cited by a host of researchers ranging from scholars to established writers for trade published books. These include a memoir by the world renowned literary figure Chinua Achebe and an activist advocating constitutional reform in Australia. The citations span books, academic journals, an academic textbook, as well as miscellaneous reference books.

He has reviewed articles for journals including the International Journal of Criminology and Sociology.

He is an accomplished public speaker who has delivered talks before audiences in the United States and the United Kingdom. These have included GMB Trade Union-sponsored Black History Month workshops covering sports and the American Civil Rights Movement, a lecture given under the auspices of London's Jewish Museum concerning the alleged Hebraic origins of the Igbo people of Nigeria and a book launch at the Jersey City Main Library in which he presented the findings of his research into the officially unsolved 1970 murder of a Mafia-connected boxer.


LL.B Solicitors Exempting Degree Criminal Law
LL.B Solicitors Exempting Degree Public Law
LL.B Criminal Law
LL.B Public Law
GDL Public Law
ILEX Public Law


Intelligence & Security
The History and Culture of the sport of Boxing



JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula (iUniverse) 2010
ISBN: 978-1-45020-637-2, 274pp including b/w photographs

DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal (Word Association) 2005
ISBN: 978-1-59571-042-0, 312pp including b/w photographs

Journal Articles:

"Boxing: Rousing the Nigerian Giant.” African Renaissance, Vol 2, No 2 March/April (2005) 68-73.

Book Reviews:

"Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire.”  Covert Policing, Terrorism and Intelligence Law Review, Vol 2, Issue 2 (2014)159-161.

Textbook Contributions:

"Pug of Ages: Weep for Me.” Essay reproduced in Writing the Synthesis Essay, edited by John Brassil et al. New Jersey: Peoples Education, 2008 13-15.

Encyclopaedia Articles:

"The Africans: Boxing and Africa" in The Cambridge Companion to Boxing, edited by Gerald Early, New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2015.

"Jose Torres: The Boxer as Writer” in The Cambridge Companion to Boxing, edited by Gerald Early, New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2015.

Conference Papers:

"Intelligence and Accountability: From the Cold War to the War on Terror.” Presented at ‘The Past, Present and Future of Intelligence’ on 25th May 2013 at Aberystwyth University under the auspices of the Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies (CIISS).



Work cited:

Makinde, Adeyinka. DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal. Word Association, May 2005.

Cited in the following books:

Lis, Daniel. Jewish Identity among the Igbo of Nigeria: Israel's "Lost Tribe" and the Question of Belonging in the Jewish StateAfrica World Press, Nov. 2014.

Oliver, Brian. The Commonwealth Games: Extraordinary Stories Behind the Medals. Bloomsbury Sport, May 2014.

Torromeo, Dario; Esposito, Franco. I Pugni Degli Eroi .Absolutely Free Editore, Dec 2013.

Achebe, Chinua. There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra. Allen Lane, Sept. 2012.

Hall, Karen L. Game Plan: A Social History of Sport in Alberta. University of Alberta Press, Jun 2012.

Hudson, David L. Boxing in America: An Autopsy. Praeger Publishers, Jun 2012.

Redner, Charles. Down But Never Out. Open Books Press, Feb. 2010.

Work cited:

Makinde, Adeyinka.  Democracy, Terrorism and the Secret State: From the Era of Gladio to the War on Terror. GlobalResearch.ca, Jan. 2013.

Cited in the following book:

Paterson, Graham L. A Constitutional Journey. Xlibris, Feb. 2013.

Work cited:

Makinde, Adeyinka. The Politics of Anthony Mundine. Eastsideboxing.com, Oct.  2001.

Cited in the following book:

Sarra, Chris. Strong and Smart – Towards a Pedagogy for Emancipation: Education for First Peoples (Part of New Studies in Critical Realism and Education Series). Routledge, Aug. 2012.

Academic Journals

Work cited:

Makinde, Adeyinka. DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal. Word Association, May 2005.

Cited in the following journal:

Gennaro, Michael. “The Whole Place is in Pandemonium: Dick Tiger versus Gene Fullmer III and the Consumption of Boxing in Nigeria.” The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 30, Issue 16 2013.

Work cited:

Makinde, Adeyinka.  Retreading Hagler Versus Hearns. Eastsideboxing.com, Apr. 2002.

Cited in the following journal:

Ehrlichman, Brad. “In This Corner: An Analysis of Federal Boxing Legislation.” Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts. May 2011.

Academic Textbooks

Work cited:

Makinde, Adeyinka. Pug of Ages: Weep For Me. Cyberboxingzone.com, Oct. 2002.

Reproduced in the following textbook:

Brassil, John et al. Writing the Synthesis Essay. Peoples Education, 2007.

Reference Books

Work cited:

Makinde, Adeyinka. DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal. Word Association, May  2005.

Cited in the following books:

The Editors of Salem Press. Great Athletes – Boxing & Soccer (Volume 1 of a 12-Volume set). Salem Press, Sept. 2014.

Grasso, John. Historical Dictionary of Boxing. Scarecrow Press, Jan. 2014.

Akyeampong, Emmanuel K.; Gates, Henry Louis (Editors). Dictionary of African Biography. Oxford University Press, Dec. 2011.

Gates, Henry Louis; Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks (Editors). The African-American National Biography. Oxford University Press. Mar. 2008.

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