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Ayodeji Oladimeji Olukoju

EMAIL: aolukoju@unilag.edu.ng
PHONE:
08023016889
ADDRESS:
Department of History and Strategic Studies, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
Evangelism, Human Capacity Development, Football, Social Commentary
MEMBERSHIP STATUS:
Fellow
YEAR OF INDUCTION/ADMISSION:
2005
POST HELD:
Assistant Secretary, 2011-13; Ex-Officio Member, 2018-20
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE:
Executive Committee: Assistant Secretary, 2011-13; Ex-Officio Member, 2018-20


INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION:
University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
SPECIALTIES:
Maritime, Economic, Social and Global History
APPOINTMENTS

Dean of Arts, University of Lagos (2005-2009); Vice Chancellor, Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State (2010-16); Member, Governing Council, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (2011-12); Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Ogun State (2019 till date)

PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS

• GDRI Governing Cities in Africa Project (French and South African funders)
• Commodities of Empire Research Network (British Academy Grant)
• ISTED/GEMDEV, France for water supply and markets in Lagos
• PRUD Grant for Urban Research from French Government

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Member (representing Old Students), Board of Governors, African Church Grammar School, Oka-Akoko-1984-87; Ex-Officio Member, Parent-Teacher Association Executive Committee, International School, University of Lagos, 2009-12; Chair, Panel on Arts Disciplines, Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) for Postgraduate Programmes in Nigerian Universities, National Universities Commission, Abuja, 2008; Deputy Chair, Transition Committee, Anchor University, Lagos, 2016-17; Member, Advisory Board, African Peacebuilding Network (APN), New York, 2016-18; Member, Governing Council, Goodshepherd College of Education, Alakuko, Ogun State, 2019-till date.
Manuscript reviewer for international journals: International Journal of Maritime History (Canada and UK); International Journal of African Historical Studies (USA); Journal of Contemporary African Studies (South Africa); Economic History of Developing Regions (UK); Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (UK); Journal of Asian and African Studies (The Netherlands); African Identities (UK); African Economic History (USA); Environmental History (USA); Africa: Journal of the International African Institute (UK); African Peacebuilding Network (USA); Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History (UK).

Biography

Ayodeji Olukoju was appointed Professor of History (1998) and Distinguished Professor (2018) at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, Visiting Research Fellow of the Japan Foundation, the British Academy, Institute of Developing Economies (Tokyo), Chapman Foundation, Leventis Foundation (UK) and DAAD (Germany), and WARA Grantee at Emory University, he served on the editorial boards of Journal of African History, African Economic History, Afrika Zamani, and History in Africa, and was the first African on the executive committee of the International Maritime History Association (2008-12). Author of The Liverpool of West Africa (Roundtabled in the International Journal of Maritime History, 2006), Culture and Customs of Liberia, Infrastructure Development and Urban Facilities in Lagos, The Fourteenth Commissar of Works, book chapters, and scholarly journal articles, Olukoju was Vice-Chancellor, Caleb University, Imota, Lagos (2010-16). He is Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Chrisland University, Abeokuta.

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