Abosede George, Ph.D

Abosede George

Associate Professor of History
Barnard College-Columbia University

Abosede George is associate professor of history and Africana studies at Barnard College and Columbia University where she teaches courses in urban history, the history of childhood and youth in Africa, and the study of women, gender, and sexuality in African History. 

Her book, Making Modern Girls: A History of Girlhood, Labor, and Social Development was published in 2014 by Ohio University Press. It received the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize in 2015 from the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association, as well as Honorable Mention from the New York African Studies Association in 2016.  Increasingly her research interests have turned to the 19th century in Lagos, to issues of gender, ethnicity, migration, and the records of reverse diaspora communities from the Americas, the Caribbean, and other regions of West Africa. She is currently at work on The Ekopolitan Project, a digital archive of family history sources on migrant communities in nineteenth and twentieth century Lagos, West Africa. 


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Saheed Aderinto, Ph.D.

Saheed Aderinto

Associate Professor of History
Western Carolina University

Saheed Aderinto, a historian of Nigeria, teaches at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC. He has authored or edited five books including, When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958 (University of Illinois Press, 2015). His other books include, Children and Childhood in Colonial Nigerian Histories (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015,edited); African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations (ABC-CLIO, forthcoming 2016, edited); Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History (University of Rochester Press, 2010, co-authored) and The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Ayodeji Olukoju (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, co-edited). In addition, his works have appeared in leading Africanist and specialist journals including, the Canadian Journal of African Studies; Journal of the History of Sexuality; Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History; History in Africa: A Journal of Method; Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies; Africa: The Journal of the International African Institute; the Journal of Social History; and the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, among others. He received his B.A in History from University of Ibadan (2004) and Ph.D., in African History from University of Texas at Austin (2010). A Senior Research Fellow of the French Institute for Research in Africa, Aderinto has authored over thirty journal articles and book chapters, forty encyclopedia articles, and a dozen book reviews. He sits on the editorial board of five international journals including Contention: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest.

Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi

Assistant Professor of History
University of California, Riverside

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Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi, Ph.D.