Prof. Olutayo Adesina
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Olutayo Charles Adesina is Professor of History in the Department of History and Director, Centre for General Studies at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He earned his PhD from the Department of History, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, after which he joined the faculty of the Department of History, University of Ibadan. He served as the Sub-Dean(General), Faculty of Arts, and as the Head, Department of History from 2001-2003 and2006-2008. He is a fellow of the Atlantic History, Charles Warren Center, Harvard University, the African Visiting Fellow attached to the Rhodes Chair of Race Relations, St. Antony & #39;s College, Oxford University, and is a Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His major publications include: Akanmu Adebayo and O.C. Adesina (eds.), Globalization and Transnational Migrations: Africa and Africans in the Contemporary Global System (Newcastle-upon- Tyne, U.K, Cambridge Scholars Publishing), 2009; Akanmu Adebayo, Olutayo C. Adesina and Rasheed Olaniyi (eds.), Marginality and Crisis: Globalization and Identity in Contemporary Africa (Lanhan, Maryland, U.S.A. Lexington Books), 2010 and, Adesina, O.C., Olukoya Ogen and Noah Echa Attah (eds). Critical Perspectives on Peace, Conflict and Warfare in Africa, Ile-Ife, Obafemi Awolowo University Press, 2012. His most recent publication is Nigeria in the Twentieth Century: History, Governance and Society, Ibadan, Connel Publications, 2017.