Board of Directors and Committees

Board of Directors

Sandra T. Barnes (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Laurent Fourchard (Sciences Po, France)

Abosede George (Barnard College – Columbia University, USA)

Jonathan Haynes (Long Island University, USA)

Owolabi Kuye (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Taibat Lawanson (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Kristin Mann (Emory University, USA)

Danoye Oguntola-Laguda (Lagos State University, Nigeria)

Peju Layiwola (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Ayodeji Olukoju (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Habeeb Sanni (Lagos State University, Nigeria)

Olasupo Shasore, SAN (Africa Law Practice, Nigeria)

Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani (National Open University, Nigeria)

Publications Committee

Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi (University of California-Riverside, USA)

Saheed Aderinto (Western Carolina University, USA)

Akeem Ayofe Akinwale (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Vicki Brennan (University of Vermont, USA)

Oliver Coates (University of Cambridge, UK)

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

Emily Guitard (National Center for Scientific Research, France)

Peju Layiwola (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Senayon Olaoluwa (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

Yetunde Zaid (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Women’s Caucus 

Belinda Achibong (Barnard College- Columbia University)

Judith Byfield (Cornell University)

Louisa Egbunike (City, University of London)

Abosede George (Barnard College- Columbia University)

Taibat Lawanson (University of Lagos)

Peju Layiwola (University of Lagos)

Lisa Lindsay (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome (Brooklyn College, CUNY)

Oyeronke Oyewumi (Stony Brook University)

Lynn Schler (Ben Gurion University)

Ola Uduku (Manchester School of Architecture)

Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo (University of Lagos)

Yetunde Zaid (University of Lagos)

Conference, Workshop, and Seminar Committee

Gabriel Bámgbóṣé (Rutgers University, USA)

Oliver Coates (University of Cambridge, UK)

Sara Katz (University of Michigan, USA)

Ben Mendelsohn (New York University, USA)

Titilayo Halimat Somotan (Columbia University, USA)

Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Oluwaseun O. Williams (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Olabisi Yusuff (Lagos State University, Nigeria)

Book Drive Committee

Libraries at African universities face enormous challenges acquiring books and other scholarly materials published beyond the boundaries of their nations. This problem, in turn, affects teaching and research across the continent. Each year, the Lagos Studies Association attracts a host of international scholars from diverse fields to the University of Lagos. Since 2017, the University and its Library have contributed substantially and generously to the arrangements for the annual meeting. Please join us in bringing books and other scholarly materials to the 2020 annual meeting that will contribute to the development of University of Lagos Library’s teaching and research holdings in your field or other fields represented on campus. The texts will be presented to the University of Lagos Library at the annual meeting as a token of the LSA’s gratitude to the University of Lagos and its important library. Please direct any questions to Kristin Mann. Please send a list of authors and titles you will bring to Kristin before the meeting so that she can prepare a master list of works to be presented.

Kristin Mann, History, Emory University (emerita) (, Chair

Carli Coetzee, African Languages, Cultures, and Literatures (Journal of African Cultural Studies)

Halimat Egberongbe, Head, Reader’s Services (University of Lagos Library)

Abosede George, History and Africana Studies (Barnard College-Columbia University)

Jonathan Haynes, English and Film Studies (Long Island University)

Ebenezer Obadare, Sociology (University of Kansas)

Moses Ochonu, History (Vanderbilt University)

Moyo Okediji, Art and Art History (University of Texas at Austin)

Mojubaolu Okome, Political Science (Brooklyn College, The City University of New York)

Oyeronke Oyewumi, Sociology, Gender, Knowledge, and Culture (Stony Brook University)

Lynn Schler, History, Politics and Government (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Ola Uduku, Architecture (University of Manchester)

Awards Committee

Lanre Davies (Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria)

Mfon Ekpootu (University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria)

Tosin Gbogi (Tulane University, USA)

Simon Heap (Oxford Brookes University, UK)

David Hurlbut (Boston University, USA)

Lynn Schler (Ben Gurion University, Israel)

Fund Raising Committee

Rukayat Baderinwa (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Faruq Idowu Boge (Lagos State University, Nigeria)

Abosede George (Barnard College – Columbia University,USA)

Emilie Guitard (The French Institute for Research in Africa, Nigeria)

Peter A. Ikhane (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

Mufutau Oluwasegun Jimoh (Federal University, Brinni-Kebbi, Nigeria)

Adeola Lawrence-Badeji (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Research and Travel Grant Committee

Sala Alice (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

Oliver Coates (University of Cambridge, UK)

Festus Daramola (Lagos State University, Nigeria)

Michael Gennaro (Independent Scholar, USA)

Tim Livsey (Northumbria University, UK)

Muritala Monsuru (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

Rosemary Popoola (Covenant University, Nigeria)

Ethics and Bye-Law Review Committee

Felix Ajiola (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Dotun Ayobade (Brown University, USA)

Steve Boluwaduro (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

Vivian Chenxue Lu (Stanford University, USA)

Rotimi Omosulu (Redeemer’s University, Nigeria)

Paul Osifodunrin (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Aderayo Sanusi (Princeton University, USA)

LSA Newsletter Co-editors

Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi (University of California-Riverside, USA)

Kola Tubosun (, Nigeria)

Website Maintenance

Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi (University of California-Riverside, USA)

LSA Events Tech Support

Augustine Akintunde Farinola (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Graphic and Design

Oluwaseun O. Williams (University of Lagos, Nigeria)