Final Program of the 5th Virtual Lagos Studies Association Conference

 (June 22-26. Lagos/West-Central Africa Time)

 

 

Preconference Seminars and Workshops:

June 22 and 23

 

 

 

 

Conference: June 24-26

 

 

 

 

Keynote Lecture: Shrugging Off the Postcolonial Shackles: A Lagos Story

Keynote Lecturer: Aduke Gomez (Independent Scholar/Lawyer/Poet)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theme: Postcolonial African Cities at 60:

Continuities and Discontinuities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 of Preconference (June 22)

 

 

Session 1 (June 22)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Publish That Book:

A Roundtable of Series and Acquisition Editors

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85053684854

 

This roundtable is on the nitty gritty of academic book publishing. It complements our usual sessions on “From Dissertation to Book Manuscript” and “Journal Article Publishing.” We are excited that acquisition and series editors from four leading international presses, whose books we are also presenting at the conference, have agreed to participate in this session. They will answer the big question: What do editors look for in a book manuscript? This session serves as a bridge between book writing process, which we regularly teach at the preconference and the final product that we celebrate at the book panels. The roundtable promises to attract early career scholars who are revising their doctoral dissertations into publishable book manuscripts, among other categories of academics looking for credible outlets for their rigorously-researched works.

 

Panelists

 

Chair: Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́ (Ohio State University) adeeko.1@osu.edu

 

Discussants

Elizabeth Ault (Acquisition Editor, Duke University Press) elizabeth.ault@dukeupress.edu

 

Atifa Jiwa (Acquisition Editor, Cambridge University Press) ajiwa@cambridge.org

 

Ola Uduku and Taibat Lawanson (Co-editors, James Currey Series “Making and Remaking the African City: Studies in Urban Africa”) o.uduku@mmu.ac.uk, tolawanson@gmail.com  

 

Derek Peterson (Co-editor, Ohio University Press Series “New African Histories”) drpeters@umich.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2 (June 22)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Pre-doctoral/Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85325241737

 

LSA predoctoral fellowship workshop continues the tradition of exposing Africa-based graduate students to scholarship and fellowship opportunities for completing their MA and PhD on the continent. Featuring previous winners of notable predoctoral fellowships and scholarships, the workshop promises to demystify application process to make applicants more competitive.

 

Topics for discussion include but not limited to the following:

 

  • How did you know about the opportunity?
  • Sourcing information on fellowship
  • Writing proposal
  • Networking and professional development
  • Letter of recommendation and application requirement
  • Financial and professional reward of fellowship
  • Overall benefit of fellowship to professional development

 

 

Chair: Akeem Akinwale (University of Lagos) aakinwale@unilag.edu.ng,

 

Discussants

Adejoke Adetoro (Doctoral Fellow in the Remoboko Research Group at Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin/University of Ibadan) adejokeiyabadan@gmail.com

 

Fisayo Ajala (SSRC Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship/Stellenbosch University) ajalatemitopeolufisayo@gmail.com

 

Folaranmi Olorunnibe (African Multiple Cluster of Excellence Scholarship/Rhodes University) olorunnibefflourish@gmail.com

 

Oriade Temitayo Omigbule (Erasmus Mundus Scholarship/Obafemi Awolowo University) oriadetemitayo1@gmail.com

 

Oluwatosin Samuel Orimolade (SSRC Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship/Makarere University) samdpotentiary@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Session 3 (June 22)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Meet the Money Bag:

A Roundtable of Research and Fellowship Grantors

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88006573903

 

 

This roundtable features representatives from research and fellowship grantors. Access to money for research is fundamental for professional development. As fellowship opportunities decline, the competitiveness of the few ones has increased. We hope that this roundtable would provide core information about expectations for research grants and other opportunities.

 

Panelists

Chair: Laurent Fourchard (Sciences Po) laurent.fourchard@sciencespo.fr

 

Discussants

Tade Aina (Head of Research, Mastercard Foundation) omotadeakinaina@gmail.com

 

Vincent Hiribarren (Director, The French Institute for Research in Africa) vincent.hiribarren@kcl.ac.uk

 

Cyril Obi (Program Director, The Africa Initiatives, Social Science Research Council) obi@ssrc.org

 

 

 

 

Session 4 (June 22)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Graduate School Application and Experience in North America:

Perspectives from Graduate Faculty

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89115373563

 

Every year, the LSA organizes a session on graduate school application process featuring graduate school faculty in North American universities. As always, the session promises to demystify application process to make applicants more competitive.

 

Topics for discussion include but not limited to the following:
• Things to consider when picking graduate program

  • Contacting prospective supervisors: Dos and Don’ts
  • What admission committees look for in application dossier
  • Writing your statement of purpose and choosing writing samples
  • Funding for graduate education
  • Comprehensive examination and dissertation committee
  • Conducting fieldwork and sourcing for external funding
    • Writing your dissertation and preparing for the job market

 

Panelists

Chair: Susan Rosenfeld (University of California-Los Angeles) susanrosenfeld@g.ucla.edu

 

Discussants

Tyler Fleming (University of Louisville) tyler.fleming@louisville.edu

Nduka Otiono (Carleton University) nduka_otiono@carleton.ca

Nathan Suhr-Sytsma (Emory University) nathan.e.suhr-sytsma@emory.edu

Stacey Vanderhurst (University of Kansas) vanderhurst@ku.edu

 

 

 

 

Session 5 (June 22)

5:00PM – 6:30PM

Gender and the Academy

(Organized by the LSA Mentoring Program for Women Graduate Students in Nigeria)

Part I

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86742355561

 

Launched in 2019, the LSA mentoring program is one step towards creating opportunity for women graduate students to work with established scholars in the humanities and the social sciences. Through regular conversation about professional development opportunities, the mentoring program equips women graduate students with the confidence and skill to develop as strong intellectuals. The senior scholars in the program serve as role model for the graduate students as they develop competent skills for a sustainable productive academic life. In addition to meeting with individual mentees, the mentors had two successful interactive sessions with Nigeria-based women scholars at LSA 2019 and organized two well-attended webinars on sexual harassment in higher education in October 2020.

 

Panelists

 

Chair: 

Louisa Egbunike (Durham University) louisa.egbunike@durham.ac.uk

 

Discussants

Belinda Achibong (Barnard College- Columbia University) ba2207@columbia.edu

Judith Byfield (Cornell University) jab632@cornell.edu

Abosede George (Barnard College-Columbia University) ageorge@barnard.edu

Taibat Lawanson (University of Lagos) tolawanson@gmail.com

Peju Layiwola (University of Lagos) pejulayiwola1967@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Session 6 (June 22)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

Postdoctoral Fellowship Application and Experience

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84784641717

 

 

At every LSA Conference, we organize a pre-conference session on postdoctoral fellowship application, featuring Nigeria-based academics who have won residency awards across the world. Panelists will share their experience of writing proposal, applying for fellowship, conducting research, and publishing. This session promises to demystify postdoctoral fellowship application.

 

Topics for discussion include but not limited to the following:

  • How did you know about the opportunity?
  • Sourcing information on fellowship
  • Writing proposal
  • Networking and professional development
  • Letter of recommendation and application requirement
  • Financial and professional reward of fellowship
  • Overall benefit of fellowship to professional development

 

Panelists

 

Chair: Ọláyínká Àkànle (Postdoctoral Fellow, SARChl Chair in Social Policy, University of South Africa/Research Associate, University of Johannesburg/University of Ibadan) yakanle@yahoo.com

 

Discussants

Adeyemi Ademowo (African Humanities Program of the American Council of Learned Societies Fellow/Afe Babalola University) yemijohnson@gmail.com

 

Morenikeji Asaaju (Leventis Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London/Obafemi Awolowo University) morenikeji_asaaju@yahoo.com

 

Eniola Boluwaduro (AfOx-TORCH Fellow, University of Oxford/Redeemer’s University) adedoyine@gmail.com

 

Babajide Ololajulo (African Humanities Program of the American Council of Learned Societies Fellow/Leventis Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London/University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar/University of Ibadan) babjid74@yahoo.com

 

Samaila Suleiman (Social Sciences Research Council Fellow, New York/African Humanities Program of the American Council of Learned Societies Fellow/Bayero University) smlsuleiman@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Session 7 (June 22)

7: 30PM – 9: 00PM

Film Screening

Trouble Sleep: A Film by Alain Kassanda apkass2@gmail.com

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81352949431

 

 

Chair: Femi Odugbemi (Filmmaker) femiodugbemi@gmail.com

 

Fred, unemployed graduate like many young Nigerians, is starting a new job as a taxi driver. As for Akin, he taxes commercial vehicles for the national transport union. They both operate in the rich urban landscape of Ibadan, in which Alain Kassanda’s camera choreographs the multiplicity and perpetual power relations at play.

 

 

Bio of Filmmaker Alain Kassanda

Born in Kinshasa, Alain Kassanda moved to France at the age of 11. After studying communication, he began to show his films at various Parisian theaters since 2003, and several film festivals such as “Ghett’Out Film Festival” at the Brattle Theatre in Boston and BAM in New York. Alain has also been the film programmer for the movie-theater Les 39 marches in Sevran, near Paris, for five years. Trouble Sleep is his first film, shot in Ibadan (Nigeria) where he lived from 2015 to 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 8 (June 22)

7: 30PM – 9: 00PM

Graduate School Application and Experience in Europe:

Perspectives from Graduate Students

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81299373064

 

 

Every year, the LSA organizes a session on graduate school application and experience featuring Nigerian graduate students studying in Europe. As always, the session promises to demystify application process to make applicants more competitive. Topics for discussion include but not limited to:

 

Topics for discussion include but not limited to the following:
• Things to consider when picking graduate program
• Contacting prospective supervisors: Dos and Don’ts
• What admission committees look for in application dossier
• Writing competitive PhD proposal
• Funding for graduate education

 

Panelists

 

Chair: Adeyemi Balogun (University of Bayreuth) adeyemi_balogun@yahoo.com

 

Discussants

Immaculata Abba (Oxford University) immaculata.na@gmail.com

 

Vivian Chiamaka Ejezie (The Graduate Institute, Geneva) vivian.ejezie@graduateinstitute.ch

 

Augustin Farinola (University of Birmingham) austineaf@gmail.com

 

Ayotunde Ojo (University of York) aio507@york.ac.uk

 

Simeon Meshack Imologie (University of Bayreuth) s.imologie@futminna.edu.ng

 

Michaels Iziegbe Omwanhiaokpa (University of Bologna) michael.omwanhiaokpa@studio.unibo.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 of Pre-conference

 

 

 

Session 9 (June 23)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Publish that Article:

A Roundtable of Journal Editors

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88306966320

 

 

One of the biggest debates in African knowledge production is what constitutes a good journal manuscript. The debate is exacerbated by the expanding gap in resources and professional development opportunities for scholars, especially Africa-based junior academics. This roundtable is designed to help prospective authors with core information about quality research and writing, determining where to send manuscript, and the entire peer-review process.

 

Panelists

Chair: Carli Coetzee (Editor, Journal of African Cultural Studies)

 

Discussants

Nwando Achebe (Editor-in-Chief, Journal of West African History) achebe@msu.edu

 

Remi Adekoya (Editor, Review of African Political Economy) remi.adekoya@york.ac.uk

 

Stephanie Kitchen (Editorial Manager, Africa: The Journal of International African Institute) sk111@soas.ac.uk

 

Mojubaolu Okome (Editor, Irinkerindo: Journal of African Migration) mojubaolu@gmail.com

 

Kayode Samuel (Editor, African Notes) symphonykay@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Session 10 (June 23)

10:00AM– 4:00PM

Early Career Researchers Symposium on International Studies

 This symposium on International Studies is jointly hosted by Millennium: Journal of International Studies and the Lagos Studies Association (LSA). The Symposium will provide the opportunity for up to 8 early-career researchers in International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, and related fields attending the LSA 2021 Conference to discuss their work in progress (e.g., a working paper or thesis chapter) and receive feedback from senior discussants as well as from the editors of Millennium. The workshop will be followed by an open discussion (open to all LSA Conference participants) with the editors of Millennium. This will provide participants with the opportunity to ask the editors questions about the submission and reviewing process, to prepare for submitting a manuscript at Millennium or elsewhere.

 

 

 

Session 11 (June 23)

2:45PM – 4:15PM

Pedagogy of Teaching

(Co-hosted with the Center for Migration and Global Studies, National Open University of Nigeria)

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://noun.zoom.us/j/6084704611
Meeting ID: 608 470 4611

 

There is no gainsaying the fact that the art of teaching is rarely offered as part of curriculum and professional development in many institutions. Yet, colleges and universities expect new and established instructors to “grow on the job,” while providing little to no resources to aid quality teaching. Expanding teaching load, poor resources for effective teaching, and disconnection between research interest and teaching concentration all have a negative impact on quality knowledge dissemination. Many instructors struggle to teach effectively as they grapple with conflicting expectations of how best to impart knowledge. Yet, every component of teaching pedagogy is teachable to both new and established instructors.

 

Topics for discussion include but not limited to the following:

 

  • Developing a teaching philosophy
  • Designing a syllabus: Course objectives and goals
  • Reading list and access to teaching materials
  • Beyond the Classroom: Designing a travel abroad course
  • Virtual teaching and technology
  • Classroom management
  • Teaching to strengths
  • Developing field trip and travel courses

 

 

Chair: Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani (National Open University of Nigeria) profoye@gmail.com

 

Discussants

Kolawole Adekola (University of Ibadan) “Experiential Teaching: Fieldwork Education.” kolawole.adekola@gmail.com

 

Adeyemi Ademowo (Afe Babalola University) “Not a Rocket Science: Virtual Teaching and Technology.”  yemijohnson@gmail.com

 

Kwame Essien (Lehigh University) “Beyond the Classroom: Designing a Travel Abroad Course.” kwe212@lehigh.edu

 

Ivy Mills (University of California-Berkeley) “Designing a Syllabus: Course Objectives and Goals.” ivymills@berkeley.edu

 

John Thabiti Willis (Carleton College) “Developing a Teaching Philosophy.” jcwillis@carleton.edu

 

 

 

Session 12 (June 23)

2:45PM – 4:15PM

Graduate School Application and Experience in Europe:

Perspectives from Graduate Faculty

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82382439360

 

 

Every year, the LSA organizes a session on graduate school application process featuring graduate school faculty in European universities. As always, the session promises to demystify application process to make applicants more competitive.

 

Topics for discussion include but not limited to the following:

  • Things to consider when picking graduate program
  • Contacting prospective supervisors: Dos and Don’ts
  • What admission committees look for in application dossier
  • Writing competitive PhD proposal
  • Funding for graduate education

 

 

Panelists

Chair: Simon Heap (Oxford Brookes University) effaheap@aol.com

 

Discussants

Wale Adebanwi (University of Oxford) wale.adebanwi@africa.ox.ac.uk

 

Ayokunu Adedokun (Leiden University) a.b.adedokun@luc.leidenuniv.nl

 

Davide Casciano (University of Bologna) davide@casciano.info

 

Elizabeth Cobbett (University of East Anglia) e.cobbett@uea.ac.uk

 

Christine Scherer (University of Bayreuth) christine.scherer@uni-bayreuth.de

 

 

Session 13 (June 23)

4:30PM – 6:00PM

Doing Research in Nigeria:

Reflections on Archival and Fieldwork Experience

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85641859513

 

 

Nigeria is one of the most studied countries in Africa. The dense trove of sources on the country continued to motivate scholars to conduct research across multiple disciplinary confines. This roundtable seeks to reflect on the changing landscape of research in Nigeria from scholars at different stages of their career. Panelists will reflect on how they conduct research in Nigeria, their experience on the field and in the archive, how they navigate the cultural and linguistic landscape of their research area, and their relationship with Nigerian academics on the ground. We anticipate discussion about new frontiers in Nigerian studies, how new theoretical perspectives shape data collection and interpretation, and some ethical issues relating to human subject research.

 

Panelists

Chair: Lynn Schler (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) lynnschler@me.com

 

Discussants

Kudus Adebayo (University of Ibadan)/Sociology/African Diaspora/Migration oluwatoyinkudus@gmail.com

 

Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin (Queen’s University)/ Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies/Urban Studies/Black Futurity grace.adeniyiogunyankin@queensu.ca

 

Abidemi Babatunde Babalola (University of Cambridge)/ Archeology/Museum Studies Culture/Comparative Civilization abidemibabalola@yahoo.com

 

Maria Martin (University of California- Merced)/ Women and Gender/History/ Black World Feminist Theory mmartin360@ucmerced.edu

 

Tara Reyelts (University of Texas at San Antonio)/History/Women’s and Gender Studies tarareyelts@gmail.com

 

Portia Roelofs (St Anne’s College, University of Oxford)/African Politics/Development Studies/Political Theory portia.roelofs@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 14 (June 23)

6:15PM– 7:45PM

Gender and the Academy

(Organized by the LSA Mentoring Program for Women Graduate Students in Nigeria)

Part II

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84460492928

 

Launched in 2019, the LSA mentoring program is one step towards creating opportunity for women graduate students to work with established scholars in the humanities and the social sciences. Through regular conversation about professional development opportunities, the mentoring program equips women graduate students with the confidence and skill to develop as strong intellectuals. The senior scholars in the program serve as role model for the graduate students as they develop competent skills for a sustainable productive academic life. In addition to meeting with individual mentees, the mentors had two successful interactive sessions with Nigeria-based women scholars at LSA 2019 and organized two well-attended webinars on sexual harassment in higher education in October 2020.

 

Panelists

Chair:  Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome (Brooklyn College, CUNY) mojubaolu@gmail.com

 

Discussants

Lisa Lindsay (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) lalindsa@email.unc.edu

Oyeronke Oyewumi (Stony Brook University) Oyeronke.Oyewumi@stonybrook.edu

Lynn Schler (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) lynnschler@me.com

Ola Uduku (Manchester School of Architecture) o.uduku@mmu.ac.uk

Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo (University of Lagos) bwale-oshinowo@unilag.edu.ng

Yetunde Zaid (University of Lagos) yetundezaid@gmail.com

 

 

 

Session 15 (June 23)

8:00PM – 9: 30PM

From Thesis to Book:

A Roundtable of First Book Authors

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81746081374

 

 

Revising a doctoral thesis into a book is one of the greatest feats that any scholar (especially in North America) can achieve. This process takes an average of six years and requires a lot of mentoring. This interactive session with scholars who have successfully revised their doctoral dissertation into a book promises to unmask the myth and realities of first book publishing.

 

Chair: Moses Ochonu (Vanderbilt University) moses.ochonu@Vanderbilt.Edu

 

Discussants

Shola Adenekan (University of Amsterdam), author of African Literature in the Digital Age, sholaadenekan@gmail.com

 

Oluwakemi Balogun (University of Oregon), author of Beauty Diplomacy kbalogun@uoregon.edu

 

Robin P. Chapdelaine (Duquesne University), author of The Persistence of Slavery chapdelainer@duq.edu

 

Sam Daly (Duke University), author of A History of the Republic of Biafra, samuel.furychilds.daly@duke.edu

 

Simidele Dosekun (London School of Economics and Political Science), author of Fashioning Postfeminism S.O.Dosekun@lse.ac.uk

 

Ndubueze L. Mbah (University at Buffalo), author of Emergent Masculinities
ndubueze@buffalo.edu

 

 

 

 

Session 16 (June 23)

8:00PM – 9: 30PM

Graduate School Application and Experience in North America: Perspectives from Graduate Students

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81319785072

 

 

Every year, the LSA organizes a session on graduate school application and experience featuring Nigerian graduate students studying in North America. As always, the session promises to demystify application process to make applicants more competitive. Topics for discussion include but not limited to:

  • Preparing for the Graduate Record Examination
    • Taking the Test of English as Foreign Language/Navigating waiver
    • Choosing graduate program, writing Statement of Purpose, and application fee waiver
  • What is a good writing sample?
    • Coursework, qualifying exam, and reading concentration
    • Adjusting to a new academic culture
    • Conducting fieldwork and sourcing for external funding
    • Writing your dissertation and preparing for the job market

 

Panelists

Chair: Chijioke Azuawusiefe (University of Pennsylvania) chiaz@sas.upenn.edu

 

Discussants

Mosunmola Adeojo (University of Florida) adeojomosunmola09@gmail.com

Adebisi Alade (McMaster University) aladea@mcmaster.ca

Waliu Ismaila (West Virginia University) wai0003@mix.wvu.edu

Chijioke Kizito Onah (Cornell University) Cko34@cornell.edu

Titilope Salami (University of British Columbia) titilope.salami@alumni.ubc.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 of Conference (June 24)

 

 

Opening Ceremony (June 24)

1:00 – 2:30

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87267338139

 

 

 

SESSION 1 (3:00-4:30)

 

 

Session 1A (June 24)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Histories of Dirt:

Media and Urban Life in Colonial and Postcolonial Lagos by Stephanie Newell (Duke University Press, 2020)

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87388705854

 

Chair and Organizer: Cajetan Iheka (Yale University) cajetan.iheka@yale.edu

 

Discussants

Carli Coetzee (Journal of African Cultural Studies) cc76@soas.ac.uk

Rotimi Fasan (Osun State University) rotimi.fasan@uniosun.edu.ng

Jonathan Haynes (Long Island University) Jonathan.Haynes@liu.edu

Sara Katz (Loyola University New Orleans) sakatz@loyno.edu

Senayon Olaoluwa (University of Ibadan) samsenayon@gmail.com

 

 

Respondents

Stephanie Newell/Author (Yale University) stephanie.newell@yale.edu

Patrick Oloko (University of Lagos) p_oloko@yahoo.com

John Uwa (University of Lagos) uwa.jmo@gmail.com

For more information on the book, see this link: https://www.dukeupress.edu/histories-of-dirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 1B (June 24)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Art, Visuality, and Iconographies

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86320643731

 

Chair: Olubukola Gbadegesin (Saint Louis University) olubukola.gbadegesin@slu.edu

 

Nigeria: A Cultural Portrait by Akinsola Adejuwon (Obafemi Awolowo University) irorun09@gmail.com

 

Communicating Social Identity through Clothing: The Aso-ebi Culture in Yorubaland by Morolake Dairo (Pan-Atlantic University) morolakedairo@gmail.com

 

Road Transportation and Visual Branding in Lagos Metropolis by Afeez Siyanbola (Ahmadu Bello University) afeezsegun@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

Session 1C (June 24)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Niyi Osundare and the African Postcolonial Discourse

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88967597471

 

Chair and Organizer: Tosin Gbogi (Marquette University) tosingbogi@gmail.com

 

Discussants

Gabriel Bamgbose (Rutgers University) gabrielbamgbose@gmail.com

Mathew Brown (University of Wisconsin-Madison) matthew.h.brown@wisc.edu

Oyeniyi Okunoye (Obafemi Awolowo University) ookunoye@yahoo.com

Omotayo Oloruntoba-Oju (Adekunle Ajasin University) ttayooju@gmail.com

Nathan Suhr-Sytsma (Emory University) nathan.e.suhr-sytsma@emory.edu

 

Respondent

Niyi Osundare (University of New Orleans) oosunda1@uno.edu 

 

 

 

Session 1D (June 24)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Nigerian Comparative Urbanism:

Historical Perspectives

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87852456517

 

Chair: Jonathan Reynolds (Northern Kentucky University) ReynolJo@nku.edu

 

Evangelical Urbanism: The Role of the Christian Missionary Society in the Development of Onitsha by Mathias Chukwudi Isiani (University of Nigeria) mathias.isiani@unn.edu.ng

 

A City of Many Burdens: Enugu on the Eve of the Nigerian Civil War by Patrick Chukwudike Okpalaeke (University of Uyo) pcokpalaeke.pgs@uniuyo.edu.ng 

 

Urbanity, Race, and Class in African Medical Discourse: Example of the European/Nasarawa Hospital in Kano, 1916-1997 by Muhammed Wada (Bayero University) mwada.his@buk.edu.ng

 

Growth and Development of Post-Colonial Katsina City, 1960 – 2015 by Samuel Wycliff (Ahmadu Bello University) samwycliff@gmail.com

 

 

Session 1E (June 24)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Excavating the City:

Urban Archaeology and the Reconstruction of Nigeria’s Past

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87330874886

 

Chair: Abidemi Babatunde Babalola (University of Cambridge) tundebabalola@googlemail.com

 

Crafting Knowledge: Indigenous Salt Production in Lagos, 16th-18th centuries AD by Raphael A. Alabi (University of Ibadan)  raphael_alabi@yahoo.com

 

Forgotten Monuments: Archaeology and the Imprints of Early Catholicism in Topo Island, Badagry by Abiola Ibirogba (Pennsylvania State University) aji5208@psu.edu

 

Ijebu Cultural Astronomy: New Lights on the Architecture of Ritual on the Landscape of Valor by Olanrewaju Lasisi (College of William and Mary) oblasisi@email.wm.edu

 

Ibadan and the Archaeology of Precolonial Urban Warfare by Boluwaji Ajayi and Akanni Opadeji (University of Ibadan) ajayi_boluwaji@yahoo.com, segunopadeji@yahoo.co.uk

 

Archaeological Perspectives on Economic Transitions and Food Insecurity in Lagos since the

Precolonial era by Emuobosa Akpo Orijemie (University of Ibadan) orijemie5@yahoo.com,

 

 

 

Session 1F (June 24)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Up National!

Urban Mobilities, Transportation, and the Politics of Livelihood

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84398686754

 

Chair: Adeyemi Ademowo (Afe Babalola University) yemijohnson@gmail.com

 

Motor-Park Governance and Informal Transportation in Nigeria by Oluwatimilehin Adebesin (Obafemi Awolowo University) and Omomayowa Abati (Kings University) mrabatim@gmail.com

 

The Plasticity of Traffic Congestion in Lagos by Finehope Ogunliyi (University of Lagos) ogunhope91@gmail.com

 

Okada Riders and the Metaphor of Greener Pastures in Lagos by Azeez Olaniyan (Ekiti State University) olaniyan444@yahoo.com

 

Household Management, Urban Poverty, and Women Tricycle Riders in Ibadan by Temitope Bello (University of Ibadan) and Fadekemi Olawoye (Goethe University) fadekeolawoye@gmail.com, temitopebello5050@gmail.com

 

Revolutionizing Mobility: The Igbo and Long-Distance Transportation in Post-Colonial Lagos by Ifeanyi Orji (Bowen University) orjibonifacesly@gmail.com

 

 

 

Session 1G (June 24)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Charting a New Path for Library, Archival, and Information Science in Postcolonial Africa (Part I)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81746053907

 

Chair and Organizer: Yetunde Zaid (University of Lagos) yetundezaid@gmail.com

 

Voice of Esau, Hand of Jacob: Decolonizing African Libraries for Sustainable Development Goals by Adefunke Alabi (University of KwaZulu-Natal) oladesh@yahoo.com

 

Advancement or Annoying Distractions? From Library Decolonization Manifestos to Library 4.0 Hyperboles by Thabo J. Gopane (University of Johannesburg)  tjgopane@uj.ac.za

 

Nigerian Library Development and Reforms in Historical Perspective by Joshua Onaade Ojo and Racheal Opeyemi Odunlade (University of Lagos) jojo@unilag.edu.ng, rodunlade@unilag.edu.ng 

 

New Perspectives on Library, Archival, and Information Science in Nigeria by Sunday Oloruntola (University of Lagos) oloruntolasunday@gmail.com

 

 

Session 1H (June 24)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Beauty Diplomacy: Embodying an Emerging Nation by Oluwakemi Balogun (Stanford University Press, 2020)

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89533200760

 

Chair: Oyeronke Oyewumi (Stony Brook University) Oyeronke.Oyewumi@stonybrook.edu

 

Discussants

Simidele Dosekun (London School of Economics and Political Science) S.O.Dosekun@lse.ac.uk

Mofeyisara Omobowale (University of Ibadan) feyisarat@yahoo.com

Sharon Adetutu Omotoso (University of Ibadan) sharonomotoso@gmail.com

Aderayo Sanusi (Princeton University) asanusi@princeton.edu

Stacey Vanderhurst (University of Kansas) vanderhurst@ku.edu

 

Respondent/Author

Oluwakemi Balogun (University of Oregon) kbalogun@uoregon.edu

** Stanford University Press will offer attendees a 20% discount on the book. Google preview available here: https://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Diplomacy…/dp/1503610977

 

 

 

Session 1I (June 24)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

The Physical and Cultural Geographies of Language:

Content, Style, and Space

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86789195211

 

Chair: Kola Tubosun (Yorùbá Names Project) kolatubosun@gmail.com

 

Surviving Strategies of Minority Codes in a Postcolonial Speech Community: Lagos as Case Study by Abisoye Eleshin (University of Lagos) bisoyeeleshin@gmail.com

 

The Adapting Evolution of Oral Histories in the Fabric of Place by Tokie Laotan-Brown (University of Nova Goricia) tokielbrown@icloud.com

 

Formulae in Ohafia Burial Poetry: The Problem of Translation by Rosetta Nnsi (University of Lagos) rosettaekejiuba@gmail.com

 

Language Identity of Commercial Drivers in Lagos by Joshua Usman (Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University) usmanautaj5@gmail.com

 

 

 

Session 1J (June 24)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Decolonization Reconceptualized

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87437860180

 

Chair: Jefferey Peller (University of San Francisco)  jpaller@usfca.edu

 

Marginal Communities and Urban Fantasies: Decolonizing “Eko o ni baje,” Waterfront Regeneration, and Participatory Governance in Postcolonial Lagos by Adebisi Alade (McMaster University) aladea@mcmaster.ca

 

Football Stadiums in African Cities as Sites for Decolonization and Modernization by Itamar Dubinsky (Oregon State University) dubinski@oregonstate.edu

 

Decolonizing the Delta: The Moral Case for Resource Control and Economic Democracy by Peter Osimiri (University of Lagos) posimiri@unilag.edu.ng

 

Zbigniew Dmochowski and the Decolonization of Architecture in Post-Independence Nigeria by Lukasz Stanek (University of Manchester) lukasz.stanek@manchester.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Session 1K (June 24)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Nigerian Rail Heritage:  Past, Present, Future

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81658320856

 

An exhibition by the Nigeria Railway Corporation/Legacy 1995 and Oxford University African Studies Center

 

Chair: Kofo Adeleke (Legacy 1995) kofoadeleke@yahoo.com

 

Discussants

Khadijah Adekomaiya (Nigeria Railway Corporation) ummumuhammadkhadijat@yahoo.com

Mogbolahan Ajala (Legacy 1995 project co-lead) info@legacy1995.org.ng

Olly Owen (Oxford University co-lead) owen.olly@gmail.com

 

 

“This exhibition-format project was an effort to engage with the history of Nigeria’s Railways through the perspective of a visual conversation between past, present and future. It linked the documentation and conservation of Nigeria’s railway heritage infrastructure with how it is used, experienced and imagined today, and how that interacts with contemporary conversations on railway development. This involved bringing up themes of history and identity, personal and official memory, colonialism and independence, ruination and reconstruction, and ways of thinking about and rethinking modernity and imagining pasts and futures. The project was a collaboration between Legacy 1995 and Oxford African Studies Centre, kindly supported by the UK ESRC and Oxford Martin School, and kindly facilitated by the Nigeria Railway Corporation.”

 

 

 

4:30-5:30 (Break)

 

 

SESSION 2 (5:30-7:00)

 

 

Session 2A (June 24)

5:30PM – 7: 00PM

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83574525164

 

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Livelihood in Colonial Lagos by Monsuru Muritala (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2019)

 

 

Chair: Honorable Adekunle Alli (Independent Scholar/Local Historian of Lagos) ekoakete915@gmail.com 

 

Discussants

Akeem Akinwale (University of Lagos) aakinwale@unilag.edu.ng

Davide Casciano (University of Bologna) davide@casciano.info

Tunde Decker (Osun State University) tundedecker@gmail.com

Sara Katz (Loyola University New Orleans) sakatz@loyno.edu

Susan Rosenfeld (University of California-Los Angeles) susanrosenfeld@g.ucla.edu

 

Respondent/Author

Monsuru Muritala (University of Ibadan) murimonsour@gmail.com  

Google book preview available here: https://www.amazon.com/Livelihood-Colonial…/dp/1498582141

 

Session 2B (June 24)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Cyber Lagos:

Digitality and Technology Business

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82845327146

 

Chair: Aderayo Sanusi (Princeton University) asanusi@princeton.edu

 

Technology and Urban Livelihoods: Ride-hailing Applications in Lagos by Oghenetega Ogodo and Taibat Lawanson (University of Lagos) ortegaogodo@gmail.com

 

Surulere and the Emergence of Technology Entrepreneurship in Nigeria by Kanyinsola Obayan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) oobayan@mit.edu

 

The Evolution of Lagos as the Cyber Capital of Nigeria by Onyendidi Olibamoyo (University of Bath) ndidi.okpara@gmail.com

 

Digital Preservation of Cultural Wooden Objects at the National Museum in Lagos by Elizabeth Adekanye and Stella Nduka (University of Lagos) eadekanye@unilag.edu.ngsnduka@unilag.edu.ng

 

 

Session 2C (June 24)

5:30PM – 7: 00PM

Insurance, Money, and Fiscal Policy

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85126951617

 

Chair: Olly Owens (University of Oxford) owen.olly@gmail.com, oliver.owen@anthro.ox.ac.uk

 

 

The Monetary Transitions during the First Republic in Nigeria and Beyond by Bamidele Aly (Independent Scholar) dele_aly@yahoo.fr

 

Human Resources Development and Organizational Efficiency by Olufunmilayo Ebiniyi (Rufus Giwa Polytechnic) febiniyi@gmail.com

 

Insurance Terminology: Bridging the Communication Gap by Adedoyinsola Eleshin (University of Lagos) deleshin@unilag.edu.ng adedoyinmola@gmail.com

 

Formalization, Tax Appeals, and Social Intermediaries: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Lagos by Janica Magat (with Jessica Gottlieb & Adrienne LeBas) (Texas A&M University) janicamagat@tamu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2D (June 24)

5:30PM – 7: 00PM

Art and Visuality:

Artists and their Iconographies (Part I)

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https://us02web.zoo.us/j/89754226570

 

Chair: Peju Layiwola (University of Lagos) pejulayiwola1967@gmail.com

 

Social Order through Visuals: A Study of the Works of Some Selected Contemporary Nigerian Artists by Tolulope Sobowale (Olabisi Onabanjo University) and Kehinde Adepegba (Lagos State Polytechnic) adepegba.k@mylaspotech.edu.ng, tolucobbler2@gmail.com

 

Feminism in Fajuyigbe Michael Olusegun’s Sculptural Ceramics by Musa Ajibola (University of Ibadan) ajibolaalawodemusa@yahoo.com

 

The Place of Aina Onabolu in Nigerian Art by Felix Babatunde Egunjobi (The Polytechnic, Ibadan) filikstunde2014@gmail.com

 

Materializing the Urban Transition of Harare and the Use of Found Objects in Zimbabwean Art by Lifang Zhang (Rhodes University) cyanlfz@gmail.com

 

 

Session 2E (June 24)

5:30PM – 7: 00PM

Nigerian Cities Soundscape:

Identity Formation, Social Protest, and Popular Music in Lagos and Ibadan

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89527656544

 

Chair and Organizer: Olusegun Stephen Titus (Obafemi Awolowo University) ostitus@oauife.edu.ng

 

 

Protesting Pollution in Lagos: The Role of Music by Abimbola Aduloju (Obafemi Awolowo University) aadenike66@gmail.com

 

Musical Performance in Ajegunle, Lagos by Babarinde Babatunde (Obafemi Awolowo University) babatundebabarinde@gmail.com

 

The Musical and Environmental Effects of the African Shrine on Lagos by Lilien Chidera Ezeugwu (Obafemi Awolowo University) lilienezeugwu@gmail.com

 

Music, Environmental Degradation, and Social Protest in Lagos and Ibadan by Leke Olayinka Owate (Obafemi Awolowo University) yinkaowate@gmail.com

 

Popular Music, Socio-economic Inequality, and the Lagos Soundscape by Olusegun Stephen Titus (Obafemi Awolowo University) ostitus@oauife.edu.ng

 

 

 

Session 2F (June 24)

5:30PM – 7: 00PM

New Paradigms in Lagos History (Part I)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85485307666

 

Chair: Kristin Mann (Emory University) histkm@emory.edu

 

Urban Renewal and Human Rights in Lagos: 2007–2015 by Olugbemi Jaiyebo (Achievers University) ojaiyebo@gmail.com

 

Histories of Slum Clearance in Colonial and Postcolonial Lagos by Tim Livsey (Northumbria University) tim.livsey@northumbria.ac.uk

 

Military Factor in Lagos History by Justus Nzemeka (Anchor University) jnzemeka@aul.edu.ng

 

Disciplining the Night in Colonial Lagos, 1920s-1950s by Chrystel Oloukoi (Harvard University) coloukoi@g.harvard.edu 

 

Oba Musendiku Adeniji Adele, Indigenous Lagosians, and the Uncertainties of Decolonization by Halimat Somotan (Princeton University) ths2122@columbia.edu

 

 

 

 

Session 2G (June 24)

5:30PM – 7: 00PM

Gender and Sexual Politics

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84083209020

 

 

Chair: Omotola Okunlola (University of Wisconsin-Madison) okunlolatola@gmail.com

 

Repressed Sexual Manifestations: The Effects of Socio-cultural Influences and Determinants on African Sexuality by Amenaghawon Abusomwan (University of Lagos) amen.abusomwan@gmail.com

 

Emotional Abuse on Women: A Myth or Reality? by Adebola Alade (Lead City University) ikeade26@yahoo.com

 

UniAbuse.ng by Eric Covey (Unaffiliated Scholar) ericcovey1974@gmail.com

 

Sexism in the Nigerian Workspace: The Experiences of Women in Executive Positions by Nwakaego Eleje (Lead City University) nwakaeleje@yahoo.co.uk

 

Sexual Kidnapping: An Emerging Crime in Lagos State by Azeez Kareem-Ojo (University of Ibadan) azeezojo2695@gmail.com

 

 

Session 2H (June 24)

5:30PM – 7: 00PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging African Literature in the Digital Age:

Class and Sexual Politics in New Writing from Nigeria and Kenya by Shola Adenekan (James Currey, 2021)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88361107061

 

 

ChairRhonda Cobham-Sander (Amherst College) ccobhamsande@amherst.edu

Panel OrganizerJames Yékú (University of Kansas)  yeku.james@gmail.com

 

Discussants

Stephanie Bosch Santana (University of California – Los Angeles) stephanie.bosch@gmail.com

Rebecca Jones (Independent Scholar) rebecca.senoj@gmail.com

Koleade Odutola (University of Florida) kodutola@ufl.edu

Oyeniyi Okunoye (Obafemi Awolowo University) ookunoye@yahoo.com

Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang (University of Ghana) kwabena.oa@gmail.com  

 

Respondent/Author

Olorunshola Adenekan (University of Amsterdam)

Available online: https://boydellandbrewer.com/african-literature-in-the…

 

 

 

Session 2I (June 24)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Continuity and Disruption:

Death, Mourning, and Memorialization in Postcolonial African Cities (Part I)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83816650122

 

Chair: Babajide Ololajulo (University of Ibadan) babjid74@yahoo.com

Organizer: Shina Alimi (Obafemi Awolowo University) shinaalimi@gmail.com

 

Death and Dying in the Nigerian Police Force: Love, Duty or Accident of Fate by Fisayo Ajala (Stellenbosch University) ajalatemitopeolufisayo@gmail.com

 

Obituaries and Funeral Obligations and Rites among the Yoruba by Gbenga Fasiku (Obafemi Awolowo University) platoife@oauife.edu.ng

 

“The Man Died, People Went Berserk!”: Examining the Trajectory of a Controversial Death in Nigeria by Oluwafunminiyi Raheem (Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding) creativitysells@gmail.com

 

Oke-Afa Cenotaph as Memory: Recounting the 2002 Bomb Explosion in Lagos State by Sikiru Abiona Yusuff (Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding) ysikiruabiona@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Session 2J (June 24)

5:30PM – 7: 00PM

Urban Heritage Conservation

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84087910036

 

Organizers and Chairs: Ola Uduku (Manchester School of Architecture) and Taibat Lawanson (University of Lagos) tolawanson@gmail.com, o.uduku@mmu.ac.uk

 

Maintenance of Heritage Buildings in Postcolonial Lagos by Olajide Julius Faremi (University of Lagos) and Oluranti Olupolola Ajayi (University of Lagos) olurantiajayi2408@gmail.com, juliusfaremi@gmail.com

 

Preservation of Colonial Buildings in Benue State by Irene Mngutyo (Benue State University) and Davidson Alaci (Benue State University) dralacidsa@gmail.com, imngutyo@bsum.edu.ng

 

Collaborative Urban Heritage Conservation: A Case Study of the 1925 Standard Bank Building in Port Harcourt by Warebi Gabriel Brisibe (Rivers State University) briswares@yahoo.com

 

Memory as an Interculturality Booster in Maputo through the Preservation of the Colonial Statuary by Vitor de Sousa (University of Minho) vitordesousa@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2K (June 24)

5:30PM – 7: 00PM

Lagos in New Nollywood (Part I)

         Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85620331480

 

Organizer and Chair: Senayon Olaoluwa (University of Ibadan) samsenayon@gmail.com

 

Spatial Memory and the Nigerian City in Film: The Geography of Exclusivity and Crime in Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys” by Ugochukwu Anyah (University of Bayreuth) richardugochukwuanyah@gmail.com 

 

Dynamics of Independence, Love and Space: Lagos and Women in New Nollywood by Ejemen Ogbebor (University of Ibadan) ejemenogbebor94@gmail.com

 

New Nollywood and the Apotheosising of New Elitism in Lagos by Abiodun Oluseye (Federal Polytechnic Ilaro) festalbee@gmail.com

 

Putting Old Wine in New Bottles: Reflections on Adaptation of Classic Video Films as a Metaphor for Lagos in Neo-Nollywood Films by Lilian Shoroye (University of Ibadan) loshoroye@gmail.com 

 

 

 

SESSION 3 (7:30-9:00)

 

 

Session 3A (June 24)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Imagined States: Law and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-1966 by Katherine Baxter (Edinburgh University Press, 2019)

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85130754503

 

Chair: Adigun Agbaje (University of Ibadan) adigunagbaje@yahoo.com

 

Discussants

Lola Akande (University of Lagos) lolakan2002@yahoo.co.uk

Wendy Griswold (Northwestern University) w-griswold@northwestern.edu

Stephanie Newell (Yale University) stephanie.newell@yale.edu

Senayon Olaoluwa (University of Ibadan) samsenayon@gmail.com

Nathan Suhr-Sytsma (Emory University) nathan.e.suhr-sytsma@emory.edu

 

Respondent/Author

Katherine Isobel Baxter (Northumbria University) katherine.baxter@northumbria.ac.uk

For additional information on the book, see this link: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-imagined-states.html

 

Session 3B (June 24)

7:30PM – 9:00PM

Women and the Politics of Everyday Survival

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87241039693

 

Chair: Maria Martin (University of California- Merced) mmartin360@ucmerced.edu

 

Negotiating a Better Living for Women in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State: Changes and Continuities by Vic Martin Igwe (University of Uyo) vicchiigwe@gmail.com

 

Feminization of Poverty and Povertization of Females: The Nigerian Experience by Temitope Oluyemi (Lead City University) temitopeakinpelu@gmail.com

 

Gender Differences in Street Traders Evasion of Arrest in Lagos State by Adebowale Ayobade, Waziri B. Adisa, and Ayodele Shittu (University of Lagos) ayobade2000@yahoo.com, ishittu@unilag.edu.ng, adisawazira@yahoo.com

 

“Stripping her Naked is Violating her Civic Right”: Online appraisals of Female Body-shaming as Punishment for Crime by Helen Ugah (Elizade University) ugah.helen@gmail.com

 

 

 

Session 3C (June 24)

7: 30PM – 9: 00PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging An Economic History of West Africa [Second Edition] by A.G. Hopkins (Routledge 2020)

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84814581587

 

Chair: Joseph Inikori (University of Rochester) jinikori@ur.rochester.edu

 

Discussants

Bronwen Everill (University of Cambridge) bee21@cam.ac.uk

Jennifer Lofkrantz (St. Thomas University) jlofkrantz@stu.ca

Olisa Muojama (University of Ibadan) olisamuo@gmail.com

Olatunji Ojo (Brock University) oojo@brocku.ca

Ayodeji Olukoju (University of Lagos) aolukoju2002@yahoo.com

Marlous van Waijenburg (Harvard University) mvanwaijenburg@hbs.edu

 

Respondent/Author

A.G. Hopkins (University of Cambridge) agh1003@cam.ac.uk

Google preview available here: https://www.amazon.com/Economic-History…/dp/0367002434

 

Session 3D (June 24)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

Education, Teachers, and Pedagogy (Part I)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83418212733

 

Chair: Oyenike Adeosun (University of Lagos) oyenikeadeosun@gmail.com

 

Librarians’ Awareness and Use of Social Media in Nigerian Public Universities by Fauziyah Nihinlolawa Adenekan (Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta) and Khadijat Dayo Ajayi (Crescent University) princessdayo@gmail.com, adenekanfn@funaab.edu.ng

 

Promoting Inclusive Education in Africa: A Case for Public-Private Partnership in Nigeria by Oyeyinka Oluwawumi (University of Ibadan) oyeyinkaoluwawumi@gmail.com

 

Teacher’s and Student’s Strained Interest in Education in Post-colonial Nigeria by Uchechukwu Orji (University of Nigeria) chimauchechi7@gmail.com

 

Peer and Parental Influence on Undergraduates’ Sexual Behaviors by Tunde Alabi and Temitope Owolabi (University of Lagos) taalabi@unilag.edu.ng, temitopeowolabi01@gmail.com

 

Teaching Quality and Entrepreneurship Skills Development by Bukola Taiwo (University of Lagos) bataiwo@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Session 3E (June 24)

7: 30PM – 9: 00PM

New Paradigms in Lagos History (Part II)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87661246335

 

Chair: Olasupo Shasore (Independent Scholar) oshasore@gmail.com

 

Dual Citizenship: Selective Modernity and Identity Formation in Colonial Nigeria 1914-1920 by Odunayo Adeojo (West Virginia University) odunayoadeojo@yahoo.com

 

Molding the Metropolis: Space, Power, and Gambling in Colonial Lagos, 1886-1923 by Folarin Ajibade (New York University) fa1193@nyu.edu

 

A Short History of the Brazilian Mosques in Lagos by Kristin Mann (Emory University) and Lisa Earl Castillo (Independent Scholar) histkm@emory.edu, lisa.earl.castillo@gmail.com

 

From Asylums to Psychiatric Hospitals: Reflections on Mental Health Institutions in Lagos by Mosunmola Ogunmolaji (University of Lagos) ogunmolajimosun@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Session 3F (June 24)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

Thinking through Text:

Writers and their Academic Interpreters (Part I)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85296525691

 

Chair: Gabriel Bamgbose (Rutgers University) gabrielbamgbose@gmail.com

 

Mobility and Displacement: Exploring Departures and the (Im)possibility of Returns in Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah” by Omoyemi Ajisebutu (Northwestern University) omoyemiajisebutu2023@u.northwestern.edu

 

A Psycho-Gynocritical Portrayal of Split and Gendered Selves in Postcolonial African Cities in Akwaeke Emezi’s “Freshwater” and Goretti Kyomuhendo’s “Secrets No More” by Abayomi Awelewa (University of Lagos) and Rosemary Awelewa (University of Ibadan) osasnet4u@yahoo.com

 

The Underbelly of Globalization: Mosaic Urban Spaces in Chris Abani’s “Graceland”’ by Cristovao Nwachukwu (University of Florida) cristova.nwachuk@ufl.edu

 

 

 

Session 3G (June 24)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

Nudity in Africa:

Metaphor and Body Politics in Time and Space

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89575749347

 

Chair: Naminata Diabate (Cornell University) nd326@cornell.edu

 

Panel Co-organizers: Sharon Adetutu Omotoso (University of Ibadan), sharonomotoso@gmail.com, Mutiat Oladejo (University of Ibadan) oladejomutiat@yahoo.com, and)

 

Of Sex Tape and Digital Scandal by Semiu Adefemi Adegbenle (University of Ibadan) adegbenles@gmail.com

 

Nudity in Precolonial and Colonial Nigeria by Kayode Fagite (Adekunle Ajasin University) kayodefagite@gmail.com

 

Female Nudity in the Nigerian and Ugandan Public Space by Dare Leke Idowu (Bowen University) idowudarre@gmail.com

 

The Resilience of Nudity in Nigerian Art by ChuuKrydz Ikwuemesi and Chikaogwu Kanu (University of Nigeria) krydz.ikwuemesi@unn.edu.ng chikamikekanu@gmail.com

 

The Spear of the Nation: “Masculinist Spectacle” and the Pornography of Power in the Artistic Representation of Jacob Zuma’s Nudity by Gibson Ncube (University of Zimbabwe) ncubegibson@yahoo.fr

 

Session 3H (June 24)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

Gendering African Films:

Visuality, Sexuality, and Representation

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82618505630

 

Chair: Onookome Okome (University of Alberta) ookome@ualberta.ca

 

Traumatic Memory and Catharsis in Tunde Kelani’s Efúnsetán Aníwúrà by Bankole Adesuyan (University of Ibadan) bankoleadesuyan013@gmail.com

 

Nollywood and Contested Patriarchy: Challenging Gendered Authority in Glamour Girls and Fifty by Chijioke Azuawusiefe (University of Pennsylvania) chiaz@sas.upenn.edu

 

Neo-colonial Influence in Contemporary African Films: Reconstructing Gender, Sexuality, and the Family in Biyi Bandele’s Fifty and Stephina Zwane’s Baby Mamas” by Chikwurah Isiguzo (Abia State University) isiguzocdestiny@gmail.com

 

Into the Grey: Nudity, Sex, and Pleasure in Nollywood Films by Olusegun Soetan (Penn State University) olusegun@psu.edu

 

 

Session 3I (June 24)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

Livelihood, the Environment, and Everyday Survival in Lagos

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81514434771

 

Chair: Halimat Titilola Somotan (Princeton University) ths2122@columbia.edu

 

Surviving or Thriving: The Trajectory of Livelihood Patterns in Lagos Informal Settlements by Iniobong Beauty John and Davis Oluwadamilola Adedoyin (University of Lagos) ijohn@unilag.edu.ng, dharmezi1@gmail.com 

 

Pain, Loss, and Outcomes: The Emergence of Lagos Lekki, 1990-2000 by Busuyi Adeleye (University of Benin)  Charles.uniben@gmail.com

 

“We Are Not Humans, We Are Egun”: Informal Livelihood, Waterfront Projects and Egun Ethnic Agitation in Lagos, 1999-2017 by Mayowa Adeyeye (University of Lagos) mayowachris20@gmail.com

 

Urban Resilience and Features of Neighborhoods in Lagos State by Damilola Odekunle and Richard Unuigboje (University of Lagos)  dodekunle@unilag.edu.ng, runuigboje@unilag,edu.ng

 

 

 

 

 

Session 3J (June 24)

7: 30PM – 9: 00PM

Public Intellectual Extraordinaire:

Celebrating Sophie Abosede Oluwole (1935-2018)

(Part I)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85712738863

 

Chair and Organizer: Oyeronke Oyewumi (Stony Brook University) Oyeronke.Oyewumi@stonybrook.edu

 

The Philosophy of Sophie Oluwole by Kola Abimbola (Howard University) kola@abimbola.us

 

Revisiting Women and Gender Issues in Africa: The Travails of Sophie Oluwole Philosophical Experience by Ebunoluwa Olufemi Oduwole (Olabisi Onabanjo University) ebunoduwole2k2@yahoo.com

 

Sophie Oluwole’s African Worldview as Conceptual Base in Nigerian Visual Arts by Odun Orimolade (Yaba College of Technology) od_jc@yahoo.com

 

Yoruba Women in African Philosophy: Understanding Oluwole’s Socrates and Orunmila by Kemi Hamdat Olugbodi (Bayero University) and Linda Jummai Mustafa (Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University) Mustafalinda994@gmail.com

 

 

Session 3K (June 24)

7: 30PM – 9: 00PM

Indigenous Language and Radio Broadcast

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89393938004

 

Chair: Oghogho Jacinta Odubanjo (Radio Nigeria) speaktojacy86@gmail.com

 

Oludare Moses Morenikeji (Radio Nigeria) oludaremorenikeji@gmail.com

Adewusi Ojo (aka Dankaduna) (Jamz FM) ojoadewusi7@gmail.com

Osamwonyi Felix Osagiede (Radio Nigeria) b.felome@gmail.com

Stella M. O. Oyebanji (Radio Nigeria) stellamudiaga2328@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 of Conference (June 25)

 

 

SESSION 4

 

Session 4A (June 25)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Journey of an African Colony:

The Making of Nigeria: A Documentary by Olasupo Shasore (2019)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81985603897

 

 

Chair: Rufus Akinyele (University of Lagos) ruftai@yahoo.com

 

Panelists

Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi (University of California-Riverside) ademide@gmail.com

Saheed Aderinto (Western Carolina University) saderinto@email.wcu.edu

Aduke Gomez (Independent Scholar) adukegomez@yahoo.com

Kristin Mann (Emory University) histkm@emory.edu

Katharina Oke (University of Graz) Katharina.Oke@uni-graz.at

Respondent

Olasupo Shasore (Independent Scholar) oshasore@gmail.com

 

 

Session 4B (June 25)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Fashioning Postfeminism:

Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture by Simidele Dosekun (University of Illinois Press, June 2020)

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88013589079

 

Chair: Vicki Brennan (University of Vermont) vicki.brennan@uvm.edu

 

Discussants

Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin (Queen’s University) grace.adeniyi@gmail.com

Ainehi Ejieme Edoro (University of Wisconsin-Madison) aedoro@wisc.edu

Abosede George (Barnard College-Columbia University) ageorge@barnard.edu

Oyeronke Oyewumi (Stony Brook University) coriji@wesleyan.edu

Rosemary Popoola (Chrisland University) popoolarosemary@gmail.com

 

Respondent/Author

Simidele Dosekun (London School of Economics and Political Science) S.O.Dosekun@lse.ac.uk

Attendees can use S20UIP for 30% off on the University of Illinois Press website

For additional information on the book, see https://www.press.uillinois.edu/…/68xcb7dm9780252043215…

 

 

 

 

 

Session 4C (June 25)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Aesthetics as Mobility:

Ever-Returning to Nigeria as Collaboration, Restitution, and Value Production

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85875615429

 

Panel Organizer and Chair: Jesse Weaver Shipley (Dartmouth College) jesse.w.shipley@dartmouth.edu  

 

Namaste Wahala: Representation, Popular Film, and Indian-Nigerian Intimacies by

Girish Daswani (University of Toronto) girish.daswani@utoronto.ca  

 

 The Persistent Ninja: Chinese Aesthetic, Mystique, and Masculinity in Nigerian Media by

Vivian Chenxue Lu (Fordham University) vlu2@fordham.edu  

 

Object to Subject: The Moving Image, Person, and Ancestor in Processes of Repatriation and Restitution from Europe to Nigeria by Khadija Carroll (University of Birmingham) k.v.z.carroll@bham.ac.uk and Samson Ogiamien (Artist) sovac1@yahoo.com 

 

Desiring Bollywood: Fictionalizing the True Story of the Nigerian Actor who sought Bollywood Fame in India by Gabriel Dattatreyan (Goldsmiths College) g.dattatreyan@gold.ac.uk  

& Jesse Weaver Shipley (Dartmouth College) jesse.w.shipley@dartmouth.edu  

 

 

Session 4D (June 25)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

New Directions in Nigerian History

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84841208592

 

Chair: Bamidele Aly (Independent Scholar) dele_aly@yahoo.fr

 

Laws of the Jungle: Extrajudicial Justice in Lagos (1999-2017) by Oyinade Adekunle (McMaster University) oyinadeadekunle@gmail.com

 

Visualizing Colonial Capitalism: Advertisement and Consumer Culture in the Nigerian Newspaper Press, 1960-1970 by Gbenga Makinsun (Independent Scholar) gbengaisaac319@gmail.com

 

Legacy on Trial: British Cantonment Proclamation of 1904, Government Reserved Areas (GRAs) and Uneven Infrastructural Development in Post-Colonial Lagos by Muritala Monsuru (University of Ibadan) murimonsour@gmail.com

 

The State of the Nigerian Air Space, 2000-2013 by Monisola Peace Oyeyipo (University of Lagos)  monioye7@gmail.com

 

 

 

Session 4E (June 25)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Thinking through Text:

Writers and their Academic Interpreters (Part II)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84389450134

 

Chair: Oluwole Coker (Obafemi Awolowo University) wole4u@gmail.com

 

African Story Time: Narrative Transportation Storytelling in U.S. News Coverage of Nigeria’s Missing Girls by Yewande Addie (University of Florida) yewande.addie@ufl.edu

 

Politics of Suffering in Samuel Kolawole’s “The Book of M” by Kehinde Omojola (Bowen University) kehinde.omojola@bowen.edu.ng

 

The Re-Invention of Primordial Femininity in Contemporary Narratives: A Reading of Flora Nwapa’s “Efuru” by Adewale Oyedeji (University of Ibadan) waleayo60@gmail.com

 

The Dislocation of Culture: Translocational/Mobile Identities in Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah” by Dina Yerima (University of Nigeria) sedinadinay@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 4F (June 25)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Education, Teachers, and Pedagogy (Part II)

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    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81639219531

 

Chair: Odunola Oyeniyi (University of Central Arkansas) odunola.oyeniyi@yahoo.com

 

Public Spaces in the University of Lagos: An Analysis of The Reception of Placemaking Interventions by Orinayo Odubawo, Uchechukwuka Ojieh, and Toye Adefolatomiwa (University of Lagos) adefolatoye@gmail.com

 

Including the Excluded: Advocating for Special Educators in Post-colonial Nigeria by Samson Akinbile (University of Lagos) oladayosamson99@gmail.com

 

Education and Socio-economic Mobility in Lagos State by Temitope Kasali (Lagos State University) kasalitemitopemary@gmail.com

 

Government’s School Feeding Program and Pupil Enrolment in Nigeria by Oluwaseun Kugbayi (Obafemi Awolowo University) oluseun37@yahoo.com

 

Cognitive Impairment and Cognitive Assessment in Children: A Comparative Study of Enugu State Nigeria and Leeds City Council, England by Charity Oluchi Ugwuanyi (University of Nigeria) Charity.oluchi81@gmail.com

 

 

 

Session 4G (June 25)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Campus Forms

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88113397299

 

Chair and Organizer: Carli Coetzee (Journal of African Cultural Studies) cc76@soas.ac.uk

 

Nicknaming Practices and Campus Celebrity Identities in Southwestern Nigeria by Jendele Hungbo (Bowen University) jendelehungbo@yahoo.com

Elitist and Popular Ideological Forms in Three Nigerian Campus Novels by Kayode G. Kofoworola (University of Lagos) kayodekofo@yahoo.com

Nollywood, Campus Forms, and Postcolonial Pedagogy by Omotola Okunlola (University of Wisconsin-Madison) okunlolatola@gmail.com

Spaces of Protest: Seydina Issa Sow’s Campus Graphic Novel by Mahriana Rofheart (Georgia Gwinnett College) mahriana.rofheart@fulbrightmail.org

 

 

 

Session 4H (June 25)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Digital Communication, Cyber Politics, and Life on Social Media (Part I)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82859987465

 

Chair: Helen Ugah (Elizade University) ugah.helen@gmail.com

 

Internet Doctor: Digital Diagnosis and Health Behavior of Nigerian Undergraduates by Nneka Umego (University of Nigeria) and Justina Abba (University of Ibadan) nneka.umego@unn.edu.ng, chatchim02@gmail.com

 

Redefining Yoruba Marital Traditions on Instagram by June Gbadamosi (University of Ibadan) junegbadamosi267@gmail.com

 

Morpho-Semantic Creativity in Hate Speech on Nigerian Social Networks by Frank Onuh (University of Lagos) and Temple Odoemenam (National Institute of Construction Technology) tcodoemenam@gmail.com

 

Reasserting Information Service Delivery by Ngozi Perpetua Osuchukwu (Nnamdi Azikiwe University) ngostary2k@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

Session 4I (June 25)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging A History of the Republic of Biafra:

 Law, Crime, and the Nigerian Civil War by Samuel Fury Childs Daly (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84839739181

 

Chair: Nwando Achebe (Michigan State University) achebe@msu.edu

 

Discussants

Douglas Anthony (Franklin & Marshall College) douglas.anthony@fandm.edu

Roy Doron (Winston-Salem State University) doronrs@wssu.edu

Ed Emeka Keazor (Independent Scholar) ekeazor@gmail.com

Steven Pierce (University of Manchester) steven.pierce@manchester.ac.uk

Alex Amaechi Ugwuja (Nnamdi Azikiwe University) ugwujalexander@gmail.com

Ogechukwu Williams (Creighton University) ogechukwuwilliams@creighton.edu

 

Respondent/Author

Samuel Fury Childs Daly (Duke University) samuel.furychilds.daly@duke.edu

Softcopy can be viewed here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/history-of-the-republic-of-biafra/59377D443F078E195F366F5D1BCB31B9 

 

 

 

Session 4J (June 25)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

The Political-economy of Conflict and Nation-Building (Part I)

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87917173747

 

Chair: Gbemisola Animasawun (University of Ilorin) aganimasawun@gmail.com

 

Indigenous Method of Conflict Resolution in Nigeria: A Study of the Oraifite Traditional

Arbitration by Chimdiebube Favour Ezulike (Independent Scholar) ezulikechimdiebube@gmail.com

 

Nature and Governance: Animals, the Rural Grazing Area, and Conflict Resolution in Nigeria by Omotolani Onike (University of Ibadan) oniketolabiomo@gmail.com 

 

Opolitics and Intercommunity Relations in Egbedore Communities by Peter Oyelola (Obafemi Awolowo University) peterkoyelola@gmail.com

 

The Ibadan Oloolu Masquerade: New Lights on Indigenous Conflict Resolution in a Modern Society by Imaledo Saliu (University of Ibadan) saliu.imaledo@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

SESSION 5: 3:00 – 4:30

 

 

 

Session 5A (June 25)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Urban Crises and Management in Africa: A Festschrift for Akin Mabogunje edited by Isaac Olawale Albert and Taibat Lawanson (Pan-African University Press, 2019)

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86395098206

 

Chair: Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani (National Open University of Nigeria) profoye@gmail.com,htijani@noun.edu.ng

 

Discussants

Waseem-Ahmed Bin-Kasim (Elon University) wbinkasim@elon.edu

Laurent Fourchard (Sciences Po) laurent.fourchard@sciencespo.fr

Jennifer Hart (Wayne State University) jennifer.hart4@wayne.edu

Mufutau Jimoh (Federal University-Birnin Kebbi) oriyomijimoh4@gmail.com

Portia Roelofs (St Anne’s College-University of Oxford) portia.roelofs@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

 

Respondents/Editors

Isaac Olawale Albert (University of Ibadan) ioalbert2004@gmail.com

Taibat Lawanson (University of Lagos) tolawanson@gmail.com

 

Honoree

Akin Mabogunje (University of Ibadan) akinmabo@gmail.com

For more information on the book, see this link: https://www.amazon.com/Urban-Crises-Management-Africa-Festschrift/dp/B07VBGHM3Z

 

 

 

Session 5B (June 25)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Economy, Business, and Entrepreneurship

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82462258205

 

Chair: Akeem Akinwale (University of Lagos) aakinwale@unilag.edu.ng

 

Resource Conflict and Illegal Livelihood along Mining Regions of Osun State by Adeyemo Adedayo and Tunde Abioro (Obafemi Awolowo University) saintsamz2002@gmail.com, babioro@oauife.edu.ng

 

Ecowas Migrants and the Development of Kampala Textile Industry in Lagos, 1979-2015 by Nnaemeka Enemchukwu and Ngozi Obi-Ani (University of Nigeria) ngozika.obi-ani@unn.edu.ng, nnaemekaclassic@gmail.com

 

Steel Development and Regional Agitations: Nigerian Steel Project, 1960–1980 by Prince Enesi (Federal University, Kashere) enesiprince@gmail.com

 

Tourism in Lagos: Impact on Social and Economic Development by Adedolapo Tella (University of Lagos) vicktella@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Session 5C (June 25)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Thinking through Text:

Writers and their Academic Interpreters (Part III)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88963653091

 

Chair: Moradewun Adejunmobi (University of California-Davis) madejunmobi@ucdavis.edu

 

Identity Construction in Post-colonial Urban Space: A Case Study of Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett by Jian Chen (Peking University) 305571179@qq.com

 

Alterity of the Road and Transnationalism in Niyi Osundare’s If Only the Road Could Talk” by Olusola Ogunbayo (University of Lagos) oogunbayo@unilag.edu.ng

 

Straw or Gold at the End of the Rainbow? A Reflectionist Examination of Two Post-Apartheid Novels by Abimbola Thomas (University of Lagos)  bastic02@yahoo.com

 

Lagos as Literary Capital: Reading the City’s Cultural Economy in Sefi Atta’s “Everything Good Will Come” and A. Igoni Barrett’s “Blackass” by Kate Wallis (University of Exeter) k.wallis@exeter.ac.uk

 

 

 

Session 5D (June 25)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

The Political-economy of Conflict and Nation-Building (Part II)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82694596223

 

Chair: Abosede Babatunde (University of Ilorin) bose_babatunde@yahoo.co.uk

 

Poverty of Leadership and the Challenge of Nation Building in Nigeria since Independence by Boluwatife Abayomi (University of Ibadan) boluwatifeabayomi1@gmail.com

 

Peacebuilding through Mono-communal and Bi-communal Initiatives: A Study of the Share and Tsaragi Conflict by Olubunmi Akande (Lead City University) dammy_74@yahoo.co.uk

 

Patriotism and Nigeria’s Ethno-National Pluralism by Chukwuebuka Akuche (Lead City University) chukwuebukaphilips@gmail.com

 

From Hospitality to Hostility: Fulani Herdsmen and Oke-Ogun Land-lordship, 1970-2015 by Rasheed Hassan (Leipzig University) ray22online@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

Session 5E (June 25)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Beyond Merry making:

Spirituality, Modernity, and the Community in Yoruba Ritual Festivals

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81798321139

 

Chair: Vicki Brennan (University of Vermont) vicki.brennan@uvm.edu

 

Igogo Festival and Socio-economic Development of Owo by Nife E. Ogunbodede (Ekiti State University) nifemiogunbodede444@gmail.com

 

Regeneration of Yoruba Rituals in 21st Century Nigerian Modernity by Bukola Omigbule (Obafemi Awolowo University) omigbulebukola@yahoo.com

 

Obedu Festival: Strengthening Social Ethics and Continuity in Yoruba Celebratory Art by Adewale Oyewo (Osun State University) chrisoyewo@gmail.com

 

Dramatic Aesthetics of Eyo Festival by Babatunde Salami (University of Lagos) salamibabatundeopeyemi@gmail.com

 

 

 

Session 5F (June 25)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

New Lights on the Nigerian Civil War

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89627124666

 

Chair: Oliver Coates (University of Cambridge) orc20@cam.ac.uk

 

Stillbirth or Rebirth: Interrogating Biafran Agitations in Post-Civil War Nigeria by Mayowa Adeyeye (University of Lagos) Mayowachris20@gmail.com

 

The Gun Is (Not) Mightier Than the Gavel: Judicial Review and Personal Liberty in Wartime Nigeria by Ugochukwu Ezeh (University of Lagos) ugo_ezeh@yahoo.com

 

Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB): Post-Civil War Reconciliation in Nigeria by Ngozika Obi-Ani (University of Nigeria) and Okwuchukwu Justice Nzubechi (University of Lagos) justiceOkwuchukwu1997@gmail.com ngozika.obi-ani@unn.edu.ng

 

Aftermath of the Nigeria Civil War and the Resurgence of Biafra Agitations by Ifeanyi Orji (Bowen University) orjibonifacesly@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Session 5G (June 25)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Pentecostal Christianity:

Mega Churches and the Elastic Boundaries of Spiritualities

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82865673058

 

Chair: Abimbola Adunni Adelakun (University of Texas at Austin) adunnibabe@yahoo.com

 

I Will Build a Church as Big as Ibadan: Pentecostal Explosion in an African City by Oluwaseun Afolabi (Lead City University) and Soji Adedipe (University of KwaZulu Natal) oluwaseunafolabi@gmail.com, adesojiadedipe8010@gmail.com

 

Mega Churches and Postcolonial Urbanism in Lagos by Bibo Ijebu (University of Ibadan) ijebubibo@yahoo.com

 

Disembodied Congregation and the Rising Phenomenon of Internet Churches in Lagos State by Peter Oderinde (Basel University) peterayoola.oderinde@unibas.ch

 

 

 

Session 5H (June 25)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging The Yoruba:

A New History by Akinwumi Ogundiran (Indiana University Press, 2020)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89338176997

 

Chair: Rowland Abiodun (Amherst College) roabiodun@amherst.edu

 

Discussants

Aderemi Ajala (University of Ibadan) asajala@yahoo.co.uk

Abidemi Babatunde Babalola (University of Cambridge) abidemibabalola@yahoo.com

Karin Barber (University of Birmingham) k.j.barber@bham.ac.uk

Dele Layiwola (University of Ibadan) delelayiwola@gmail.com

Moyo Okediji (University of Texas at Austin) moyo.okediji@utexas.edu

Oyeronke Oyewumi (Stony Brook University) Oyeronke.Oyewumi@stonybrook.edu

 

Respondent/Author

Akinwumi Ogundiran (University of North Carolina-Charlotte) ogundiran@uncc.edu

Google book preview available here: https://www.amazon.com/Yoruba-New-History…/dp/0253051495

 

 

 

Session 5I (June 25)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Atlantic Bonds:

A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa by Lisa Lindsay (University of North Carolina Press, 2017)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81937974216

 

Chair: Ayodeji Olukoju (University of Lagos) aolukoju2002@yahoo.com

 

Discussants

Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi (University of California – Riverside) ademide@gmail.com

Jody Benjamin (University of California – Riverside) jody.benjamin@gmail.com

Eric Covey (Unaffiliated Scholar) ericcovey1974@gmail.com

Olisa Muojama (University of Ibadan) olisamuo@gmail.com

Habeeb Sanni (Lagos State University) habeeb.sanni@lasu.edu.ng

Remi Vaughan-Richards (Filmmaker)  remi.vr@gmail.com

Rotimi Vaughan (Independent Scholar) vclawrv@gmail.com

 

Respondent/Author

Lisa Lindsay (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Available online: https://uncpress.org/book/9781469652153/atlantic-bonds/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 5J (June 25)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

The Architectural Significance of the Igbosere High Court:

A Roundtable

(Sponsored by The Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau: Part I)

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84404309310

 

Chair: Aduke Gomez (Independent Scholar/Lawyer/Poet) adukegomez@yahoo.com

Kofo Adeleke (LEGACY 95)
kofoadeleke@yahoo.com

Abass Olanrewaju (Ministry of Physical Planning) oabass@lagosstate.gov.ng

Bisi Olumide (Independent Scholar) bisi.tdf@gmail.com

 

 

4:30-5:30 Break

 

 

SESSION 6: 5:30 – 7: 00

 

 

Session 6A (June 25)

5:30PM – 7: 00PM

Urban Youth and Socio-economic Development

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81814301654

 

Chair: Jonah Uyieh (University of Lagos) uyiehjonah@gmail.com  

 

The Age Grade Institution in Ijebu-Ode City by Gbeke Adenuga (Tai Solarin College of Education) gbekeadenuga@gmail.com

 

In Search of a Bright Future: Ibadan Youth and Auto-Mechanic Training by Oluwakayode Ajala (University of Ibadan) ajalaoluwakayode@gmail.com

 

Youths and the City: Inter-group Tolerance and Democratic Values of Youths in Urban and Rural Lagos by Leila Demarest (Leiden University) l.demarest@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

 

Community Assets: An Underrated Gift for Youth Development by Damilola Fasoranti (Prikkle Academy) fashdamilola@gmail.com

 

Towards a Youth Friendly Lagos: Visions and Perceptions from the Lagos State Development Plan (2012 – 2025) by Taibat Lawanson, Damilola Oluwo, and Victor Onifade (University of Lagos) damioluwo007@gmail.com,tolawanson@gmail.com,vonifade@unilag.edu.ng

 

 

 

Session 6B (June 25)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Between Hip Hop and Afrobeat:

Continuities and Discontinuities

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85750885867

 

Co-Chairs: Dotun Ayobade (Brown University) and Tosin Gbogi (Marquette University) dotunayobade@gmail.com

 

The Good Old Days: Cultural Nostalgia in Adekunle Gold’s Music by Samuel Adejube (University of Ibadan) samadejube@gmail.com

 

Decolonizing Kolo Mentality: Fela Kuti’s “Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense” by Olatunbosun Samuel Adekogbe (Obafemi Awolwo University) bosunadekogbe@gmail.com

 

Marlians! Afrobeat and Youth Identity in Nigeria by Olusola Ayandele (University of Ibadan) and Timothy Ajiboye (The Polytechnic Ibadan) timajiboye@yahoo.co.uk

 

Hip Hop and Identity Construction on Davido’s Instagram Page by Deborah Okunade (University of Ibadan) kemyokunade@gmail.com

 

Oluwa Burna: Afrobeat, Globality, and the Politics of Location by Olusegun Soetan (Penn State University) olusegun@psu.edu

 

 

Session 6C (June 25)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Language and Literary Culture

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86244879568

 

Chair: Kolawole Olaiya (Anderson University) kolaiya@andersonuniversity.edu

 

Writing Nature: Print Culture and Wildlife Conservation in Southwestern Nigeria, 1900-1950 by Kabiru Amusa (University of Ibadan) amusa_kabiru@yahoo.com

 

“Writing Pretoria into the World” by Bibi Burger (University of Pretoria) and Lavinia Brydon (University of Kent) bibi.burger@up.ac.za, L.Brydon@kent.ac.uk

 

From Onitsha to Lagos: African Street Economies and the Social Identity of a Hustler by Daniel Chukwuemeka (University of Bristol) daniel.chukwuemeka@bristol.ac.uk

 

Urban Representation in the Colonial, Post-Colonial, and Twenty-First Century African City by Wendy Griswold (Northwestern University) w-griswold@northwestern.edu

 

A Historical Survey of Nigerian Literature in Mainland China since the Late 1950s by Xi Jin (Peking University) jx114@pku.edu.cn

 

 

Session 6D (June 25)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

The Political-economy of Conflict and Nation Building (Part III)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83280380189

 

Chair: Adeola Adams (National Open University of Nigeria) tjadams20@yahoo.co.uk

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Marital Conflict in Ibadan Metropolis by Modupe Ala (Lead City University) ebunala@yahoo.com

 

Oil, Distributive Politics, and Urban Security by Abosede Omowumi Babatunde (University of Ilorin) bose_babatunde@yahoo.co.uk

 

Caretaker Committee System and Democratic Practice in Ondo State Local Government Administration, 2009-2019 by Nife E. Ogunbodede (Ekiti State University)

nifemiogunbodede444@gmail.com

Secessionist Movements in Africa and the Challenge of National Integration: The Case of Nigeria, 1953-2020 by Ugo Pascal Onumonu (Adeleke University) ugopason2007@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Session 6E (June 25)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging The Women Went Radical:

Petition Writing and the Colonial State in Southwestern Nigeria, 1900-1953 by Mutiat Oladejo (BookBuilders, 2019)

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87265788901

 

Chair: Bolanle Awe (University of Ibadan) bolanleawe2003@yahoo.com

 

Discussants

Aisha Bawa (Usmanu Danfodio University) ayshabawa@gmail.com

Gloria Chuku (University of Maryland) chuku@umbc.edu

Damilola Fagite (Obafemi Awolowo University) orisaladed@gmail.com

Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome (Brooklyn College, City University of New York) mojubaolu@gmail.com

Oluwafunminiyi Raheem (Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding) creativitysells@gmail.com

 

Author/Respondent

Mutiat Titilope Oladejo (University of Ibadan) oladejomutiat@yahoo.com

The book is available on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Women-Went-Radical-Southwestern-1900-1953/dp/9789211791  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 6F (June 25)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

The Post-Colonial “Evolution” of the Residential Districts of Lagos

 (A Roundtable Sponsored by the Center for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos)

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87692068049

Chair: Timothy Nubi (University of Lagos) tnubi@unilag.edu.ng

 

Discussants

Olarenwaju Bakinson (University of Lagos) olanrewajubakinson@gmail.com

Oluwaseun Muraina (University of Reading) o.a@student.reading.ac.uk

Bose Okuntola (Lagos State University) boseokuntola@yahoo.com

Basirat Oyalowo (University of Lagos) boyalowo@unilag.edu.ng

Olufemi Saibu (University of Lagos) osaibu@unilag.edu.ng

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 6G (June 25)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Art and Visuality:

 Artists and their Iconographies (Part II)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81519071385

 

Chair: Jimoh Ganiyu (University of Lagos) jimgaconcept@yahoo.com

 

 

The Impact of Arts in Postcolonial African Cities: A Case Study of Lagos State by Lolade Harris (University of Lagos) loladeharris123@gmail.com

 

Ipolówó Oj à L’àgúnmu Owò as the Logic of the Functionalist Model of Advertorials in Yorùbá Markets by Philip Adémọ́lá Olayoku (The West African Transitional Justice Center) philip.olayoku@gmail.com

 

Restitution of Cultural Heritage Materials by John Kelechi Ugwuanyi (University of Nigeria) john.ugwuanyi@unn.edu.ng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 6H (June 25)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Classify, Exclude, Police: Urban Lives in South Africa and Nigeria by Laurent Fourchard (John Wiley, 2021)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89611008556   

 

Chair: Ayodeji Olukoju (University of Lagos) aolukoju2002@yahoo.com

 

Discussants

Saheed Aderinto (Western Carolina University) saderinto@email.wcu.edu

Rufus Akinyele (University of Lagos) ruftai@yahoo.com

Muritala Monsuru (University of Ibadan) murimonsour@gmail.com  

Enocent Msindo (Rhodes University) e.msindo@ru.ac.za

Chrystel Oloukoï (Harvard University) chrystel.oloukoi@gmail.com

Job Zwane (University of the Witwatersrand) job.zwane@gmail.com

 

Author/Respondent

Laurent Fourchard (Sciences Po) laurent.fourchard@sciencespo.fr

 

Preview available here: https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=lang_en&id=_oMlEAAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PR8&dq=%22saheed%20aderinto%22&ots=3zdbbrfS-c&sig=YSsXUeDKR5eN7tDeSqQtaiLmbs0&fbclid=IwAR3iitopwql9qeR5dmJ8V7RSGDWX31v9XsY8ALip3BgH8NASHwKbsnirxPE#v=onepage&q=%22saheed%20aderinto%22&f=false

 

 

 

Session 6I (June 25)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Violent Conflict and Social Justice in Africa (Part I)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84782210361

 

Co-organizers and co-chairs: Taiwo Bello (University of Toronto) and Alex Ugwuja (Nnamdi Azikiwe University) bello.taiwo@mail.utoronto.ca, aa.ugwuja@unizik.edu.ng

 

Between Ojukwu and Awolowo: Violence, Starvation, and Casualty in the Nigeria-Biafra War by Taiwo Bello (University of Toronto) bello.taiwo@mail.utoronto.ca 

 

War and Justice: Perspectives from Nsukka, Biafra by Ngozika Anthonia Obi-Ani (University of

Nigeria) ngozika.obi-ani@unn.edu.ng 

 

Survival Strategies of Border Communities: A Case Study of North-Eastern Nigeria by Samuel K. Okunade (University of Pretoria)  samuel_okunade@yahoo.com 

 

Land, Markets, and Wars in Nineteenth Century Igboland: An Impact Assessment by Alex Ugwuja (Nnamdi Azikiwe University) aa.ugwuja@unizik.edu.ng

 

 

 

Session 6J (June 25)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Replaying the Past:

African Historical Films, Post-colonialism, and the Visual Impression of History

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81311418939

 

Chair: Carli Coetzee (Journal of African Cultural Studies) cc76@soas.ac.uk

Organizers: Lani Akande (York University) Lani15@yorku.ca and Folakemi Ogungbe  (University of Ibadan) folakemiogungbe@gmail.com

 

Izu Ojukwu (Filmmaker and Producer of ‘76)

 

Isolation or Individualism? The Trajectory of Transnational Victimhood in ’76 by Olubunmi Olowookeere (University of Ibadan) olubunmiolowookere@gmail.com

 

Documentary at the Intersection of History: ’76 as Relational Realism by Tunde Onikoyi

(Adeleke University) tundeonikoyi@gmail.com

 

History as Memory, Films as Cultural Diplomacy: A Case Study of Lancelot Imasuen’s Invasion 1897 by Lilian Shoroye (University of Ibadan) loshoroye@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

SESSION 7: 7: 30 – 9: 00

 

 

Session 7A (June 25)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

Gender, Children, and the Family in Urban Africa (Part I)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81489097254

Panel Co-organizers and Co-chairs: Mutiat Oladejo (University of Ibadan), Nwakaego B. Eleje (Lead City University), and Mofeyisara O. Omobowale (University of Ibadan), feyisarat@yahoo.com, nwakaeleje@yahoo.co.uk

 

Of Cultural Beliefs and Practices: Interrogating the Connection between Childcare Practices and Child Mortality in Yorubaland by Damilola Fagite (Obafemi Awolowo University) orisaladed@gmail.com

 

Islam, Gender, and Maternal Subjectivities: An Intersectional Analysis of Muslim Motherhoods in South Africa by Shafieka Moos (University of Cape Town) shafiekamoos@yahoo.co.uk

 

Children’s Understanding of Gender Roles in the Family by Ewajesu Opeyemi Okewumi (University of Ibadan) eokewumi456@gmail.com

 

 

Session 7B (June 25)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

Comparative Nigerian Urbanism:

 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86308418289

 

Chair: Oluwasinaayomi Faith Kasim (University of Ibadan) kasimfaith@gmail.com

 

The Cost of Development: Opposition Party and Urbanization Projects in the Southwest Nigeria, 2007-2017 by Semiu Adegbenle (University of Ibadan) adegbenles@gmail.com

 

Changes and Continuities in Rural and City Life among the Igbo of Southeast Nigeria Chinedu N. Mbalisi (Nnamdi Azikiwe University) chinedumbalisi@gmail.com

 

Postcolonial Urban Development of Owerri, 1960 to 1977 by Ononiwu Oparah (University of Nigeria) ononiwu.oparah@gmail.com

 

Ibadan: The Evolution of an African City in Nigeria by Taiwo Owoeye (Ekiti State University) owoeyetaye@yahoo.co.uk

 

Urbanism and Poverty in the 21st Century African Cities: The Ibadan Example by Soji Oyeranmi (Olabisi Onabanjo University) soji.oyeranmi@gmail.com

 

 

Session 7C (June 25)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

                                                      Gendered Politics in Nigeria (Part I)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89799297656

 

 

Chair: Naluwembe Binaisa (University College London) inbinaisa@gmail.com

 

Postcolonial Masculinities: Dandiacal Bodies in African Metropoles by Mosunmola Omowunmi Adeojo (University of Florida) adeojomosunmola09@gmail.com

 

Women’s Studies in African Knowledge Production by Mathew Oluwaseun Ayodele (University of Ibadan) mathewmatson5431@gmail.com

 

African Feminism: The Nigerian Woman and her Struggle for Identity by Hannah Adeyemi (Ajayi Crowther University) sisiannepage@gmail.com

 

“Na Guy Wey Comot Come Protest, Na him We Go Give Doggy”: Female Body, Sexuality, and the ENDSARS Protest in Nigeria by Rosemary Popoola (Chrisland University) popoolarosemary@gmail.com

 

 

 

Session 7D (June 25)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging The Persistence of Slavery:

An Economic History of Child Trafficking in Nigeria by Robin Chapdelaine (University of Massachusetts Press, 2021)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84244666196

 

Chair: Rasheed Olaniyi (University of Ibadan) rasolaniyi@gmail.com

 

Discussants

Sarah Duff (Colby College) seduff@colby.edu

Abosede George (Barnard College-Columbia University) ageorge@barnard.edu

Nonye Nnamezie (Hezekiah University) nonyennamezie@gmail.com

Oghenetoja Okoh (Loyola University Maryland) ohokoh@loyola.edu

Jessica Reuther (Ball State University) jcreuther@bsu.edu

Afua Twum-Danso Imoh (University of Bristol) afua.twum-danso@bristol.ac.uk

 

Author/Respondent

Robin Chapdelaine (Duquesne University) chapdelainer@duq.edu

****22 copies of Chapdelaine’s book, donated by her institution and friends, will be available across Nigerian university libraries by June 2021.

Google Preview of the book available here: https://www.amazon.com/Persistence-Slavery…/dp/1625345232

 

 

Session 7E (June 25)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

Emerging themes in Christianity and Pentecostalism in Nigeria

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89139934568

 

Chair: Simeon O. Ilesanmi (Wake Forest University) ilesanmi@wfu.edu

 

Permissiveness, Syncretism and Fundamentalism: Dissecting the New Face of Religious Identity in Lagos by Mustapha Bello (Lagos State University) madebayobello@yahoo.com

 

Workplace Spirituality and its Impact on Employees Commitment: A Case of Workers in Selected Higher Educational Institutions by Deborah Obor (Bowen University)

deborahoduobor@gmail.com

Warfare Prayer: Pentecostal Religious Economy and Social Transformation in Ibadan and Lagos by Olufikayo Kunle Oyelade (University of Lagos) oyeladeok@yahoo.com

 

Religiosity and Attitude towards Plagiarism by Undergraduates of two Library Schools in Ibadan by Olawale Oyewole (University of Ibadan) oyewolebaba01@yahoo.com

 

 

Session 7F (June 25)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

Pollution, Sanitation, and Urban Waste Management

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81834248710

 

Chair: Tim Livsey (Northumbria University) tim.livsey@northumbria.ac.uk,

 

Electronic-Waste Management and Legislation in Lagos by Rose Alani, et. al (Bells University) ralani@unilag.edu.ng,oburaimoh@unilag.edu.ng,sheyinbaduku@gmail.com,uchegbulamanthonia@yahoo.com,bolanleayankunle@gmail.com,aishatabdul@yahoo.com,mailchiruz@yahoo.com,daveprince02@yahoo.com

 

Evolution of Sanitation Governance in Nigeria by Pedi Obani (University of Benin) and Uchechukwu Bamah (National Universities Commission) ufbamah@nuc.edu.ng, obanipedi@gmail.com 

 

Philosophical Perspectives on Atmospheric and Marine Pollution in African Cities by Mark Ikeke (Delta State University) ikeke7@yahoo.com

 

Food Vendors and Environmental Sanitation Compliance in Ibadan by Anthony Ayotunde Olayoku (University of Ibadan) iolayoku@gmail.com

 

Local Government and Solid Waste Management in Nigeria by Akinwande Opayinka (Obafemi Awolowo University) momentous11@gmail.com

 

 

 

Session 7G (June 25)

7: 30PM – 9: 00PM

Lagos in Literary Imaginations

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81779637137

 

Chair: Bhakti Shringarpure (University of Connecticut) bhakti.shringarpure@uconn.edu

 

Mapping the City: Lagos in Nigerian Poetry by Akpuda Amanze (Abia State University) amanzeakpuda@gmail.com

 

Railway, Urbanization, and the Representation of Railway Workers Cyprian Ekwensi’s Lokotown by Tokunbo Ayoola (Anchor University) toks_ayoola@hotmail.com

 

Love and the Legal Alien in People of the City by Katherine Baxter (Northumbria University) katherine.baxter@northumbria.ac.uk

 

Entertaining Utopia? The Festivalization of Literary Lagos by Nathan Suhr-Sytsma (Emory University) nathan.e.suhr-sytsma@emory.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Session 7H (June 25)

7: 30PM – 9: 00PM

Films, Cinema, and Nollywood (Part I)

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81963231811

 

Chair: Jonathan Haynes (Long Island University) jhaynes50@yahoo.com

 

Decolonizing History: The Role of the Camera by Lani Akande (York University) Lani15@yorku.ca

 

Segun Olusola and the Village of Strangers: Oja Town as Postcolonial Urban Allegory by Matthew H. Brown (University of Wisconsin-Madison) matthew.h.brown@wisc.edu

 

The Rise of a Nigerian Creative-industrial: Nollywood and the Fabrication Industries in Lagos by Alexander Bud (Open University, UK) alexbud71@gmail.com

 

Yoruba Filmmakers in Nollywood by Tolulope Ibikunle (National Institute for Nigerian Languages, Aba) toluwanimiibikunle@gmail.com

 

 

Session 7I (June 25)

7: 30PM – 9: 00PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Women and the Nigeria-Biafra War:

Reframing Gender and Conflict in Africa edited by Gloria Chuku and Sussie Aham-Okoro (Lexington, 2020)

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87280474086

 

Chair: Tim Stapleton (University of Calgary) timothy.stapleton@ucalgary.ca

 

Discussants

Taiwo Bello (University of Toronto) bello.taiwo@mail.utoronto.ca

Sam Daly (Duke University) samuel.furychilds.daly@duke.edu

Efetobor Stephanie Effevottu (University of Ibadan) stephanieeffevottu@yahoo.com

Ngozika Obi-Ani (University of Nigeria) ngozika.obi-ani@unn.edu.ng

Sarah J. Zimmerman (Western Washington University) zimmers5@wwu.edu

 

Editors/Respondents

Gloria Chuku and Sussie Aham-Okoro (University of Maryland – Baltimore County) chuku@umbc.edu

 

Available online: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793617842/Women-and-the-Nigeria-Biafra-War-Reframing-Gender-and-Conflict-in-Africa?fbclid=IwAR0FN5dzYVxTv5ZYhn0M9rFIL9lRn_xtgk3bMDxL73lEXGsqCcBSmHHoZIw

 

 

 

Session 7J (June 25)

7: 30PM – 9:00PM

City Life:

Built Environment, Energy, and Social Relations

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86122030371

 

Chair: Blessing Nonye Onyima (Nnamdi Azikiwe University) bn.onyima@unizik.edu.ng

 

From Pre-colonial Employment to Post-colonial Unemployment in African States: A World System Perspective by Oluwatosin Akintola (University of Ibadan) tosinmakintola@gmail.com

 

Building Collapse in Contemporary Lagos by Oluwatola Amusan (University of Lagos) amusanoluwatolaboladale@gmail.com

 

Assessment of Environmental and Indoor Air Quality in Buildings around Landfills in Lagos State by Segun Tijani and Julius Faremi (University of Lagos) juliusfaremi@gmail.com, tijanisgn@gmail.com

 

A Geographical Analysis of Domestic Energy Consumption in Lagos State by Tolulope Osayomi and Linus Okwarachukwu (University of Ibadan) osayomi@yahoo.com,  linusing@gmail.com

 

 

 

Day 3 of Conference, June 26

 

SESSION 8

 

 

 

Session 8A (June 26)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Public Intellectual Extraordinaire:

Celebrating Sophie Abosede Oluwole (1935-2018)

Part II


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88982876494

 

Chair and Organizer: Oyeronke Oyewumi (Stony Brook University) Oyeronke.Oyewumi@stonybrook.edu

 

 

Beyond Paradigmatic Dichotomy: Oluwole’s Philosophy by Grâce Ndjako (Independent Scholar) gracendjako@gmail.com

 

Conceptual Deouwcolonization as a Foundational theme in Oluwole ‘s Conception of African Philosophy by Oladele Abiodun Balogun (Olabisi Onabanjo University)

balogundele@yahoo.com

 

Filming Oduwole’s Philosophy: A Reflection by Juul van der Laan (Filmmaker) contactme@juulvanderlaan.nl

 

The Logic and Metaphor of Madonna and the Whore: Reflections on Sophie Oluwole’s Conception of Womanhood in Traditional Yoruba Thought by Ademola Fayemi (University of Lagos) kcaristotle@yahoo.com

 

 

Session 8B (June 26)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Suitors are Scarce in Lagos by Lola Akande (Tunmike Pages, 2020)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84115418341

 

Panelists

Chair: Adeleke Adeeko (Ohio State University) adeeko.1@osu.edu

 

Discussants

Moradewun Adejunmobi (University of California-Davis) madejunmobi@ucdavis.edu

Katherine Isobel Baxter (University of Northumbria) katherine.baxter@northumbria.ac.uk

Henry J. Hunjo (Lagos State University) henry.hunjo@lasu.edu.ng

Olaocha Nwadiuto Nwabara (State University of New York, Geneseo) onwabara@geneseo.edu

Omotayo Oloruntoba-Oju (Adekunle Ajasin University) ttayooju@gmail.com

 

Respondent/Author

Lola Akande (University of Lagos) lolakan2002@gmail.com

 

 

 

Session 8C (June 26)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Digital Communication, Cyber Politics, and Life on Social Media (Part II)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86712530755

 

Chair: James Yeku (University of Kansas) yeku.james@gmail.com

 

Digital Culture Footprints in Post-colonial African Cities by Olorunfemi Adedeji (Independent Scholar) adedeji.femi@newmedia.ng

 

Personality and the Utilization of Social Media by Undergraduates of the University of Ibadan by Oreoluwa Susan Agbokeye (University of Ibadan) ore_agbokeye@yahoo.com

 

Cyber Crime and Its Effects: The Nigerian Youth Experience by Folashade Daramola and Ewalefoh Ernest (Bowen University)  ewalefohernest@gmail.com, folashade.daramola@bowenuniversity.edu.ng

 

Do you Want it Really Free? Get a Creative Commons License by Olalekan Awujoola (University of Ibadan) and Ifeyinwa Angela Okafor (University of Ibadan) abileks132917@gmail.com

 

Throwback Someday: Social Media and Collective Memory by Chikezirim Nwoke (Memorial University of Newfoundland) and Chimobi Oyiga (University of Nigeria) stanleyoyiga@gmail.com

 

 

Session 8D (June 26)

   1:00PM – 2:30PM

Thinking through Text:

Writers and their Academic Interpreters (Part IV)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84349775730

 

Chair: Olatoun Gabi-Williams (Borders Literature for all Nations) bordersliteratureonline@hotmail.com

 

The Unwritten in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon by Tom Cohen (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) tomc1508@gmail.com

 

Igbo Career Women and Negotiation of Power in the Family: A Case Study of Male and Female Igbo Literature by Ebele Eucharia Okafor (University of Lagos) ebeleokafor67@gmail.com

 

Language and the Construction of Homosexual Identity in Jude Dibia’s “Walking with Shadows” by Olarotimi Ogungbemi (Adekunle Ajasin University)

olarotimiogungbemi@gmail.com

 

Religion and Urbanism in Postcolonial Africa: A Study of Tsitsi Dangarembga’s “Nervous Conditions” and Chimamanda Adichie’s “Purple Hibiscus” by Olayinka Owate (Lagos State University) yinkaowate@gmail.com

 

 

Session 8E (June 26)

   1:00PM – 2:30PM

Cartooning Nigeria

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84463397628

 

Chair: Yomi Ola (Spelman College) AOla@spelman.edu

 

Sanya Ojikutu Cartoons: Visual Suppression of Political Oppression in Nigeria by Kehinde Adepegba (Lagos State Polytechnic) adepegba.k@mylaspotech.edu.ng

 

Conceal to Reveal: Interrogating Metaphoric Narratives in African Cartoons by Ganiyu Jimoh (University of Lagos) jimgaconcept@yahoo.com

 

Understanding Nigeria through Jimoh Ganiyu’s Cartoons by Adedola Olayinka Adeyemi and Abiodun Michael Oyinloye (Olabisi Onabanjo University) dolaadeyemi16@gmail.com, abbeymyke@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Session 8F (June 26)

   1:00PM – 2:30PM

Mental Health: A Poet’s Response

 Interrogating On Attending My Own Wake & Other Episodes

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89493966780

 

Chair: Femi Oyebode (University of Birmingham) femi_oyebode@msn.com

 

Discussants

Tolu Ajomale (Mental Health Co-ordinator/Lagos State Ministry of Health) tajomale@lagosstate.gov.ng, tolu@ajomale.com

Amanda Iheme (Psychotherapist at NDIDI/Independent Scholar) amanda@ndidi.me

Tade Ipadeola (Poet/Lawyer/Independent Scholar) tadeipadeola@gmail.com

Thea Monyee (Therapist/Poet/Independent Scholar) thea@theamonyee.com

 

Respondent/Author

Aduke Gomez (Lawyer/Poet/Independent Scholar) adukegomez@gmail.com

 

 

Session 8G (June 26)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Nigeria and World War II:

Colonialism, Empire, and Global Conflict by Chima Korieh (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86373548775

 

Chair: Habeeb Sanni (Lagos State University) habeeb.sanni@lasu.edu.ng

 

Discussants

Shina Alimi (Obafemi Awolowo University) alimis@oauife.edu.ng

Oliver Coates (University of Cambridge) orc20@cam.ac.uk

Abosede George (Barnard College–Columbia University) ageorge@barnard.edu

Tim Livsey (Northumbria University) tim.livsey@northumbria.ac.uk

Emmanuel Mordi (Delta State University) emmanumordi@gmail.com

 

Respondent/Author

Chima Korieh (Marquette University) chima.korieh@marquette.edu

For more information on the book, see this link: https://www.amazon.com/Nigeria-World-War-II-Colonialism/dp/1108425801  

 

 

 

Session 8H (June 26)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Fuji: Orality, Politics and Textuality

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89355706807

 

Chair and Organizer: Stephen Boluwaduro (University of Ibadan) stevestainless1@gmail.com

 

Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and the Politics of Genre-making: Re-telling the Story of Fuji through its Sounds by Oladele Ayorinde (University of the Witwatersrand) ayopiano@yahoo.com

                                                                                        

Gospel Music and the Fuji Metamorphosis by Oladimeji Ololade (University of Ilorin) ollyboy247@gmail.com

 

KWAM1: Oratory, Artistic Manifestoes and Speechifying Fuji Musicality by Senayon Olaoluwa (University of Ibadan) samsenayon@gmail.com

 

Popular Fuji Musicians as Political Marketers in Nigerian Elections by Obasanjo Oyedele (Federal University, Oye-Ekiti) obasanjo.joseph@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Session 8I (June 26)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Dance, Performance, and Theater

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84938883407

 

Chair: Ying Cheng (Peking University) cy1@pku.edu.cn

 

Stage Management in African Theater: The Story of Michael Anjorin by Adeola Adeyemi (University of Ibadan) adeyemi.olubukolaadeola@yahoo.com

 

Health and Fitness in Dance Program for Female Workers by Sharon Jane Akinyemi (University of Lagos) bccjaneakinyemi@gmail.com

 

Art and Performance in Making Spaces:  Decolonizing Lagos City in the Twenty-first century by Charles Gore (SOAS, University of London) cg2@soas.ac.uk

 

Silent Activism and (Mis)placed Priorities: Austen-Peter’s “Man Enough” and Fafunwa’s “Hear Word” in Discourse by Toyosi Morgan (University of Lagos) tejumadeabiola@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

Session 8J (June 26)

1:00PM – 2:30PM

Court Records and Administration of Justice, the Legacy of the Igbosere High Court: A Roundtable

(Sponsored by the Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau: Part II)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85915855206

 

Chair: Abiola Abioye (University of Ibadan) biolaabioye@gmail.com

 

Discussants

Supo Shasore (Independent Scholar) oshasore@gmail.com

Kristin Mann (Emory University) histkm@emory.edu

Taibat Lawanson (University of Lagos) tolawanson@gmail.com

Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola (Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau) bilikiss@icloud.com

 

 

 

SESSION 9

 

Session 9A (June 26)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Continuity and Disruption:

 Death, Mourning, and Memorialization in Postcolonial African Cities (Part II)

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86996919607

 

Panel Organizer and Chair: Shina Alimi (Obafemi Awolowo University) shinaalimi@gmail.com

 

Between Conformity and Syncretism: Muslim Cemetery in Lagos by Mukaila Akolade Akanbi (Lagos State University) akoladecentre@gmail.com

 

Akodi Ile-Ife Graves by Nurudeen Olatoye Arogundade (Obafemi Awolowo University) nurudeenamuda@gmail.com

 

Ìwòrù, Ìsògàn, and Obìrin Ilé: Exploring Ancestry, Death, and Secret Societies in Ile-Ife Burial Rites by Ayowole S. Elugbaju (University of Ilorin) elugbajuayo@gmail.com

 

Disrupting the Commemoration of the Past in São Tomé and Príncipe by João Sarmento (University of Minho) j.sarmento@geografia.uminho.pt

 

 

 

Session 9B (June 26)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Author Meets Reader:

Nigeria’s Digital Diaspora:

Citizen Media, Democracy, and Participation by Farooq Kperogi  (University of Rochester Press, 2020)

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84681275599

 

Chair: Olufemi Vaughan (Amherst College) ovaughan@amherst.edu

 

Discussants

Olubukola S. Adesina (University of Ibadan) bukkystars@yahoo.com

Vivian Chenxue Lu (Fordham University) vlu2@fordham.edu

Bruce Mutsvairo (Auburn University) bruce.mutsvairo@auburn.edu

Kanyinsola Obayan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) oobayan@mit.edu

Moses Ochonu (Vanderbilt University) moses.ochonu@vanderbilt.edu

 

Respondent/Author

Farooq Kperogi (Kennesaw State University) farooqkperogi@gmail.com

Google preview available here: https://www.amazon.com/Nigerias-Digital…/dp/1580469825

 

 

 

 

 

Session 9C (June 26)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Emerging themes in Islam and Politics in Nigeria

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88421628065

 

Chair: Shobana Shankar (Stony Brook University) shobana.shankar@stonybrook.edu

 

The Idea of Indoctrination among the Salafiyyah Movement in Post-Colonial Lagos by Ridwan Balogun (Lagos State University) bridwan17@gmail.com

The New Face of Islamic Authority in Southwestern Nigeria: Islam and the Muslim Clerics in a modern Society by Adeyemi Balogun (Bayreuth University) adeyemi_balogun@yahoo.com

 

Islam and Nigerian Students in Malaysia by Zheyuan Deng (University of Florida) dengzheyuan@ufl.edu  

 

Embodying the “Saved Sect”: Mapping Competing Notions of Orthodoxy and Heresy in the Islamic Intellectual History of Nigeria by Abdulbasit Kassim (Rice University) Abdulbasit.Kassim@rice.edu

 

Post colonialism and the North-South Divide: Interrogating Jihadist Islamisation Campaign in Nigeria by Michael Nwankpa (Center for African Conflict and Development) mnwankpa@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Session 9D (June 26)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Charting a New Path for Library, Archival, and Information Science in Postcolonial Africa (Part II)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86884566672  

 

Chair and Organizer: Yetunde Zaid (University of Lagos) yetundezaid@gmail.com

 

From Teacher-centered to Learner-centered: Use of Schoology by Library and Information Science Undergraduates by Airen Adetimirin (University of Ibadan) aeadetimirin@gmail.com

 

SDG 16, Good Governance and Core Competencies for Archives and Records Management Personnel in Nigeria by Ese Eunice Anenene (University of Ibadan) eunice.ese@gmail.com

 

Connected Learning through School Library and Media Center in Nigeria by Alice Bamigbola (University of Ibadan) fifemidapo@yahoo.com

 

New Direction for Library in Africa: A Critical Analysis by Chukwuemeka Chukwueke (Michael Okpara University of Agriculture) chukwuekechukwuemeka@yahoo.com

 

Library as Preservation and Learning Hub: A Postcolonial Dimension by Adetoun Oyelude (University of Ibadan) aa.oyelude@ui.edu.ng; toyelude@yahoo.com

 

 

Session 9E (June 26)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

The Military, Violence, and Conflict Resolution

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89897737493

 

Chair: Tim Stapleton (University of Calgary) timothy.stapleton@ucalgary.ca

 

Conflict Resolution and the Second Sudanese War, 1983-2005 by Bayo Asala (Renaissance University) bayoasala@gmail.com

 

The Catholic Church and Peacebuilding in Post-Civil War Nigeria, 1970-2015 by Efetobor Stephanie Effevottu (University of Ibadan) stephanieeffevottu@yahoo.com

 

The Military and Nation Building in Nigeria: The Yakubu Gowon Administration, 1966-1975 by Odoh Nathaniel John (Federal University of Kashere) and Bukola Lawal (National Museum Jos) odohjohntl@gmail.com

 

Post-Colonial Military Families and the Counter-Terrorism Operation in Nigeria by Stephen Yohanna (Kaduna State University) stevekaura@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Session 9F (June 26)

3:00PM- 4:30PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Emergent Masculinities:

Gendered Power and Social Change in the Biafran Atlantic Age by Ndubueze L. Mbah (Athens: Ohio University Press/New African Histories Series, 2019)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87361914097

 

Chair: Onwuka Njoku (University of Nigeria) njokuka2000@yahoo.com

 

Discussants

Roquinaldo Ferreira (University of Pennsylvania) rfer@sas.upenn.edu

Lisa Lindsay (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) lalindsa@email.unc.edu

Obinna Ugochukwu Muoh (University of Nigeria) obinna.muoh@unn.edu.ng

Moses Ochonu (Vanderbilt University) moses.ochonu@vanderbilt.edu

Elizabeth Schmidt (Loyola University Maryland) eschmidt@loyola.edu

 

Respondent/Author

Ndubueze Mbah (University at Buffalo) ndubueze@buffalo.edu

Google book preview available here: https://www.amazon.com/Emergent…/dp/0821423894

 

 

Session 9G (June 26)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

African Cities in Comparative Perspective

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88077111745

 

Chair: Jennifer Hart (Wayne State University) jennifer.hart4@wayne.edu

Citizenship and Belonging in Post-Independence Urban Zimbabwe by Zoe Groves (University of Leicester) zrg3@le.ac.uk

 

Kampala: The Tragedy of an African City, 1962-1979 by Bernard Steiner Ifekwe (University of Uyo) bsteiner20@yahoo.com

 

Teaching Postcolonial Kampala: Recognizing Trauma by Piia Mustamaki (New York University, Abu Dhabi) pjm9@nyu.edu

 

The Post-Colonial African City Goes Global by Dafe Oputu (University of Toronto) dafe.oputu@mail.utoronto.ca

 

Disrupting the Commemoration of the Past in Sao Tome and Principe by Joao Sarmento (University of Minho) j.sarmento@geografia.uminho.pt

 

 

 

 

 

Session 9H (June 26)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Early Career Showcase:

Emerging Research from Built Environment Disciplines on Lagos (Part I)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86021394965

 

Chairs: Damilola Odekunle and Timothy Akinwande (University of Lagos) dodekunle@unilag.edu.ng, takinwande@unilag.edu.ng  

 

Discussants

Michael Adebamowo (University of Lagos) adebamomichael@yahoo.com

Simon Gusah (Future Cities Program) Simon.Gusah@futurecitiesng.com

Timothy Nubi (University of Lagos) tnubi@unilag.edu.ng

Lindsay Sawyer (University of Sheffield) l.sawyer@sheffield.ac.uk

 

A Critical Review of Stakeholders’ Analysis and Engagement for the Sustainable Protection of Heritage Buildings in Lagos by Damilola Oluwo (University of Lagos) Moluwo@unilag.edu.ng 

 

Explicit Pricing of Auxiliary Accommodation in Residential Property Development in Lagos by Uyi Osagie (University of Lagos) josagie@unilag.edu.ng

 

Assessment of Indoor Air Quality of Buildings near Landfill Area by Segun Tijani (University of Lagos) tijanisgn@gmail.com 

 

Passengers’ Satisfaction of Safety and Security Elements in Operational Intra-urban Motor Parks in Lagos by Richard Unuigboje (University of Lagos) runuigboje@unilag.edu.ng

 

 

 

Session 9I (June 26)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Films, Cinema, and Nollywood (Part II)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89834802976

 

Chair: Tony Adah (Minnesota State University Moorhead) adahan@mnstate.edu, tony.adah@gmail.com

 

Between Trials and Triumph: The Success and Challenges Confronting Nollywood by Tolu Akanni (University of Ilorin) akanniakinbowale@gmail.com

 

Subversive On-screen Performance and Feminist Visual Culture in Efya’s Whoman Woman and Tiwa Savage’s 49-99 by Olalade Faniyi (University of Ibadan) ololademfaniyi@gmail.com

 

The One and its Double: Remaking of Ramsey Noah’s “Living in Bondage” by Tunde Onikoyi (Adeleke University) tundeonikoyi@gmail.com

 

 

 

Session 9J (June 26)

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Gendered Politics in Nigeria (Part II)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81770516435

 

Chair: Rosemary Popoola (Chrisland University) popoolarosemary@gmail.com

 

Connections and Disruptions in Dialogue: Boundaries and Fluidities in Africa Gender Politics by Oluwasola Daniels (Adekunle Ajasin University) ibitayodans@gmail.com

 

Rethinking Women’s Participation in Politics in Ogun State, 1999-2019 by Toyyibat Ogbonna (Adeyemi College of Education) ogunbonatoyyibat1@gmail.com

 

Transnational Networks and Women’s Rights Advocacy Organizations in Nigeria by Adebusola Okedele (Tai Solarin College of Education)  okebussy@yahoo.com

 

Lagos Women’s Perception of Public Toilet Provision in Shogunle by Olubukola Olunloyo (Yaba College of Technology) olubukolaolunloyo@gmail.com

 

 

 

Break: 4:30-5:30

SESSION 10 (5:30-7:00)

 

Session 10A (June 26)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging Architecture in Global Socialism:

Eastern Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East in the Cold War by Łukasz Stanek (Princeton University Press, 2020)

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84858592814

 

Chair: Babatunde Agbola (University of Ibadan) babatunde.agbola@gmail.com

 

Discussants

Tim Livsey (Northumbria University) tim.livsey@northumbria.ac.uk

Ikem Okoye (University of Delaware) isokoye@udel.edu

Bisi Olumide (University of Lagos) Bisitdf@gmail.com

Bhakti Shringarpure (University of Connecticut) bhakti.shringarpure@uconn.edu

Ola Uduku (Manchester School of Architecture) o.uduku@mmu.ac.uk

 

Respondent/Author

Łukasz Stanek (University of Manchester) lukasz.stanek@manchester.ac.uk

For more information on the book, see this link: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691168708/architecture-in-global-socialism

 

 

 

 

Session 10B (June 26)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Exhibition:

Moving Mountains Moving Oceans

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88296850501

 

By Obuh Christopher Nelson (Photographer) christophernelsin@gmail.com and David Goss (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) davidgoss12000@yahoo.com

 

Chair: Lynn Schler (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) lynnsch@bgu.ac.il

 

When dealing with the concept of “porosity” or liminality in urban space, one is considering the negative space of construction. Neoliberal global capitalism moves and constructs reality for the benefit of a few at the expense of the majority, changing and exploiting the city and nature. Based on ideals of rational international modernism the spaces it creates are beneficial only to a minority. In this project, we have focused on two cities: Lagos in Nigeria and Jerusalem in Israel that are continents apart, in seemingly completely different contexts. Yet, the political, ethnic exploitation is concurred by the urban economic logic of late capitalism. Building projects used as an excuse to divide, separate and control. The Eko Atlantic project in Lagos is a new extension of the megacity on 10 million square metres of reclaimed land from the Atlantic Ocean which began in 2010. The project is supposedly ecological but will only benefit rich residents and multi-national companies turning into a gated neighbourhood, that will be monitored and guarded with limited access. In Jerusalem, the building of roads, tunnels, walls and fences in the metropolis is a way of diverting and separating the Palestinian residents from the city center, from their lands, unable to commute between neighbourhoods and surrounding villages. Politicised highways that cut the urban landscape giving an ethnic-religious overtone and meaning to the bordering, gating and fencing. Exploring porosity in these two cities focuses on the liminal areas in-between these building projects. Looking at the intermediary spaces that express an alternative stance of culture interaction, communication, experimentation in urban space.

 

 

 

 

Session 10C (June 26)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Continuity and Disruption:

Death, Mourning, and Memorialization in Postcolonial African Cities (Part III)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81294504610

 

Chair and Organizer: Shina Alimi (Obafemi Awolowo University) shinaalimi@gmail.com

 

Performing Tradition and Modernity in the Text of Yoruba Burial Ceremonies by Adewale Ajayi (The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro) deawale@yahoo.com

 

Opira: Sixteen Erindinlogun at the Akodi Orisa by Olabisi Oladunjoye (Obafemi Awolowo University) oladunjoyeolabisi66@gmail.com

 

The Ideal Obituary: Announcing Death on Social Media by Omotayo Omitola (University of Ibadan) tayolakojo@gmail.com

 

The Socio-Cognition of Death in Nigerian Print and New Media: A Comparative Study by Helen Ugah (Elizade University) ugah.helen@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Session 10D (June 26)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Violent Conflict and Social Justice in Africa (Part II)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88939662497

 

Organizers and Chairs: Taiwo Bello (University of Toronto) and Alex Ugwuja (Nnamdi Azikiwe University) bello.taiwo@mail.utoronto.ca, aa.ugwuja@unizik.edu.ng

 

 

Being a Woman in the Last Strong-hold of Biafra: Travails of the Female-Folks in Umuahia, 1966-1970 by Abuoma C. Agajelu (Nnamdi Azikiwe University) abeenony@gmail.com 

 

Wilful Acquiesce, Powerless Resistance or Ambiguous Militarization: Exploring the Socio-Political Belonging of Nigerian Army Widows of the Boko Haram Insurgency by Fisayo Ajala (Stellenbosch University) ajalatemitopeolufisayo@gmail.com

 

Playing Politics with the Child Refugee: The Nigerian Civil War and the History of the Biafran Children-Refugees in Gabon and Ivory Coast, 1967-1970 by George Njung (University of the Witwatersrand) george.njung@wits.ac.za

 

Terrorism-induced Displacement, IDPs, and State Intervention: The Northeastern Nigerian Case by Oluwatoyin Oluwaniyi (Redeemer’s University) oluwaniyio@run.edu.ng

 

 

 

Session 10E (June 26)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

African Musical Traditions: Secular and Religious

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86787367972

 

Chair: Stephen Olusoji (University of Lagos) stephenolu2002@yahoo.com

 

Ideological Temporality in African China’s Social Deconstruction by Lekan Oduola (Ajayi Crowther University) and Olaoluwa Ayokunmi (University of Lagos) Ayokunmiolaoluwa2016@gmail.com

 

Gospel Music, Celebrity, and Christian Publics in Emma Ohmagod’s “Yoruba Hymn Series” by Vicki Brennan (University of Vermont) Vicki.Brennan@uvm.edu

 

For the High God: Ethnography of Exoticism in Ogu Musical Practices in Lagos by Joseph Kunnuji (University of Cape Town) jokunnuji@gmail.com

 

Musical Arts and Identity Construction in Postcolonial Yoruba Societies by Olupemi Oludare (University of Lagos) ooludare@unilag.edu.ng

 

 

Session 10F (June 26)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Author Meets Readers:

Engaging The Metal Sculpture of Dotun Popoola edited by Moyo Okediji (101 Cavern & University of African Art, 2020)

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83881606351

 

Chair and Organizer: Moyo Okediji (University of Texas at Austin) moyo.okediji@utexas.edu

 

 

Metal-Morphorsis: Dotun Popoola’s Zoomorphic Metaphors by Kehinde Adepegba (Lagos State Polytechnic) adepegba.k@mylaspotech.edu.ng

 

Asaro: Dotun Popoola’s Evocative Hybrid Sculptures by Michael Olusegun Fajuyigbe (Obafemi Awolowo University) michosege2005@yahoo.com,michofajuyigbe@gmail.com

 

Metal, Metaphor, and Materiality in the Synergetic Sculptures of Dotun Popoola by Kunle Filani (Federal College of Education, Lagos) kunlefilani@yahoo.com

 

Dotun Popoola’s Ecological Futurism by Moyo Okediji (University of Texas at Austin) moyo.okediji@utexas.edu

 

Dotun Popoola: Style and Distinction in Welded Metal Art by Tolulope Sobowale (Olabisi Onabanjo University) tolucobbler2@gmail.com

 

Artist/Respondent

Dotun Popoola (Metal Artist) dotunpopo@gmail.com

To learn more about Dotun Popoola’s work, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpC2xV-TNfI dotunpopo@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 10G (June 26)

5:30PM -7:00PM

Gender, Children, and the Family in Urban Africa (Part II)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81956573170

Organizers and Chairs: Mutiat Oladejo (University of Ibadan), oladejomutiat@yahoo.com, Nwakaego B. Eleje (Lead City University) nwakaeleje@yahoo.co.uk, and Mofeyisara O. Omobowale (University of Ibadan) feyisarat@yahoo.com

 

Understanding the Place of Traditional Medicine and Motherhood in a Yoruba Community by Tolulope Esther Fadeyi (University of Basel) tolulopee.fadeyi@unibas.ch

 

Tamp is Taboo: The Evolution of Mothers and Daughters Menstrual Knowledge and Practices in Nigeria by Adenike Mopa-Egbunu (Redeemer’s University) adenikeadegbayi@gmail.com

 

Newspaper Reportage of Maternal and Child Health in Nigeria by Hope Orivri (University of Lagos) onepageafrica@gmail.com

 

 

Session 10H (June 26)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

African Postcolonial Realities

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82080463537

 

Chair: Adeolu Oluwaseyi Oyekan (Lagos State University) adeoluoyekan@gmail.com

 

Curbing the Plague of Migration through Democratic Governance by Doyinsola Adenike Adeleke (University of Ibadan) adelekedoyinsola@gmail.com

 

For or Against Continuities: African Cities and the Fight for a Common Future by Kudirat Zakariyyah and Oluranti Ajayi (University of Lagos) zakaryyki@gmail.com

 

Development in Postcolonial Nigerian Border Towns since Independence by Jackson Aluede (Anchor University) jaluede@aul.edu.ng

 

Beyond the Home Soil: Diaspora Nigerians and the Chibok Girls Crisis by Temitope Banire (Lead City University) tbanny29@gmail.com

 

Postcolonial African Cities at 60: A Reassessment of Achievements and Way Forward by Maureen Onyejegbu (University of Ibadan) nwando.onyejegbu@unn.edu.ng

 

 

 

 

 

Session 10I (June 26)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Early Career Showcase:

Emerging Research from Built Environment Disciplines on Lagos (Part II)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85146259953

 

Chairs: Damilola Odekunle and Timothy Akinwande (University of Lagos) dodekunle@unilag.edu.ng, takinwande@unilag.edu.ng

 

Discussants:

Michael Adebamowo (University of Lagos) madebamowo@unilag.edu.ng 

Simon Gusah (Future Cities Program) Simon.Gusah@futurecitiesng.com

Timothy Nubi (University of Lagos) tnubi@unilag.edu.ng

Lindsay Sawyer (University of Sheffield) l.sawyer@sheffield.ac.uk

 

 

Architectural Design Strategies and Banks’ Corporate Brand Personalities: Study of Commercial Banks in Lagos Metropolis by Oluseyi Akerele (University of Lagos) oakerele@unilag.edu.ng

 

Trading Strategies for Securitized Real Estate Market in Developing Economies by Timothy Akinwande (University of Lagos) takinwande@unilag.edu.ng

 

Spatial Requirements and Design Considerations in a Sustainable Vocational School: A Case Study of Urban Renewal Intervention in Amuwo-Origin Community by Adedoyin Babalola (University of Lagos) doyinbabalola@unilag.edu.ng,

 

 

 

Session 10J (June 26)

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Lagos in New Nollywood (Part II)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85842632878

 

Organizer and Chair: Senayon Olaoluwa (University of Ibadan) samsenayon@gmail.com

 

 

Trapped: Lagos and the Entanglement of Wealth and Destitution in New Nollywood by Olubunmi Olowookere (University of Ibadan) olubunmiolowookere1deay@gmail.com

 

The Scholar and the Construction of the Movie City: Jonathan Haynes’s Nollywood City from Inception to the Age of Netflix by Tunde Onikoyi (Adeleke University) tundeonikoyi@gmail.com 

 

Lagos, Code-mixing and Multilingualism in The Wedding Party” by Esther Senayon (Lead City University) esthersenayon@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:30PM – 9:00PM (June 26)

Awards Ceremony and LSA General Assembly (Open to all!)

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