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Dr. Tunde Decker

Osun State University, Nigeria

Tunde Decker is Urban Studies Foundation (USF) International Fellow at the African Studies Centre, Oxford University. He is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and International Studies, Osun State University, Nigeria. He was Africa-Oxford Fellow at Oxford University as well as Leventis Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London. His current research engages petitions written in colonial Lagos as texts to unveil the connectedness between self, agency and urbanity of everydayness among the poor. He is a Fellow of the Ife Institute of Advanced Studies and the Lagos Studies Association. Decker is also the author of Matrix of Inherited Identity: A Historical Exploration of the Underdog Phenomenon in Nigeria’s Relationship Strategies 1960-2011 and A History of Aviation in Nigeria 1925-2005.