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AbdulRasheed-Na’Allah

EMAIL: abdulrasheed.naallah@uniabuja.edu.ng
PHONE: +2348062650613
ADDRESS: University of Abuja, Office of the Vice Chancellor, Main Campus, Airport Road, Abuja FCT
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Reading, Running, Traditional Music
MEMBERSHIP STATUS: Fellow
YEAR OF INDUCTION/ADMISSION:
2019
POST HELD: None
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE: NAL Research Management Committee



INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION: University of Abuja
SPECIALTIES: English, Comparative Poetics, Performance Studies
APPOINTMENTS: Vice Chancellor, Kwara State University, 2009 to 2019; Vice Chancellor, University of Abuja, 2019 till date.
PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/PROJECTS: Selected Grants: Canadian SSHRS Insight Dev. Grant, INTEL Socialization Grant, Witter Bynner Foundation Grant for Poetry, (Personal)Carnegie African Diaspora awards, Fulbright US Scholar Fellowship (Institutional)
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Leader, Kwara State Agric Mechinization Team 2012; Convener 34th ALA Conferemce, 2008; Troop Leader, Boy Scout Movement, etc

Biography

Born in December 1962, and educated at University of Iorin, Nigeria and University of Alberta, Canada, and taught African Literature, Comparative Literature, English and Poetics in Nigeria, Canada and United States, and authored several books including Yoruba Oral Traditions (Routledge, 2019), Seriya, A Play (Malthouse, 2019), Globalization (Palgrave, 2018), Ilorin: Poetry of Praise (Malthouse 2018), Ilorin, Praise Poetry (Bookcraft, 2011), African Discourse (Routledge, 2010), Africanity (Bayreuth, 2009), among others, and several scholarly papers in refreed journals world wide.

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