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Olutayo Charles Adesina

EMAIL: olutayo27@gmail.com
PHONE: 08023151255
ADDRESS: Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Table Tennis
MEMBERSHIP STATUS: Fellow
YEAR OF INDUCTION/ADMISSON: 2018
POST HELD: Secretary 2014-2018
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE: Member of Exco 2014-2018; Member of IWG 2013-Present

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION: University of Ibadan

SPECIALTIES: Economic History of West Africa, History of Development, Nigerian History

APPOINTMENTS: Head, Department of History, University of Ibadan 2019 to Present

PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/PROJECTS: The British Academy Writing Workshops 2020 Grant of the Global Challenges Research Fund under the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) (with Dr. Gerardo Serra of the Department of History, University of Manchester, U.K.) (Award Reference: WW20200034), January 2020.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Honorary Consultant, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, 2015 to Present

Biography

Olutayo Charles Adesina, PhD is the current Head of the Department of History, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director, Centre for General Studies, University of Ibadan. For more than two decades, the focus of his scholarship on sub-Saharan Africa has either singly or generally summoned intersections of local, national, regional, and global history. Prof. Adesina is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (FNAL), and the recipient of several other distinguished visiting fellowship awards, including the Fellowship of Salzburg Seminar, Austria (2001); Fellow of the Atlantic History, Charles Warren Center, Harvard University (1998); the African Visiting Fellow, Rhodes Chair of Race Relations, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, U.K. (2004/2005); and, Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (2009). He has also been a Visiting Professor at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA (2004 & 2013).

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