The Team

Nigerian team


Adebayo Adewusi

Adebayo Olusegun Adewusi

I hold a Master of Arts degree in History from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Nigeria. I have a special interest in Culture and Social History of Yoruba, and I have published on this subject. At present, I am engaged as Field Officer in the European Research Council (ERC) sponsored joint University of Birmingham and UNIOSUN Research Project in Yorubaland.

 

 

 

Rita Ajayi  Rita Ajayi

I graduated with a first degree in French and International Relations and am working as a field officer in the European Research Council (ERC) sponsored joint University of Birmingham and UNIOSUN Research Project.

 

 

 

Tosin Akinjobi

Tosin Akinjobi

I was a field officer in the European Research Council (ERC) sponsored joint University of Birmingham and UNIOSUN Research Project between March and November 2012. I now teach history at Elizade University, Ondo State, Nigeria and continue to work on the ERC project.

 

 

 

Joseph Ayodukun

Joseph Osuolale Ayodokun

I am a professional research assistant and logistics solution provider, currently working on the ERC project as the field officer responsible for sourcing, copying and arranging archival records, documents and grey literature relating to the subject of the research for all the cities and town in the survey.

 

 

 

AdeyAdeyemi Balogunemi Balogun

I am a European Research Council (Knowing Each Other) Teaching Fellow at the Department of History and International Studies, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria.

 

 

 

Akinduro Kehinde

Akinduro Kehinde

I completed my first degree in History, including working on Slavery and the Slave Trade in Ondo Kingdom. I hold a Master of Public Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University. I have worked with Prof. Olukoya Ogen as a research assistant on The Socio-Economic History of Ikales and their Neighbours. I am currently a field officer with the European Research Council (ERC) sponsored joint University of Birmingham and UNIOSUN Research Project.

 

 

Charles Omotayo

Charles Omotayo

Before joining the ERC Project in March 2012, I was a research assistant at the Akodi Afrika Museum and Cultural Centre working with Dr. Patrick Darling in Iffe Ijumu, Kogi State. I was part of the pioneer group of students who initiated the History Research Society (H.R.S) in Ondo and led the team on its first fieldwork on the Ogun festival of the Ondo people in 2007. Currently I am taking an M.Phil, in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, working under the supervision of Prof. Akin Alao on the topic of ‘The Administration of Law of Will and Inheritance in Ondo; 1900-1960’.

 

 

Birmingham team

 

Photo of Insa Nolte Insa Nolte

My work is based on two decades of engagement with Nigeria, and I am particularly interested in Yoruba history, culture and politics. I am currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of a European Research Council Starting Researcher Grant with the title ‘Knowing Each Other: everyday religious encounters, social identities and tolerance in southwest Nigeria.’

 

 

 

Rebecca-Jones

Rebecca Jones

I am a Research Fellow working on the ‘Knowing Each Other: everyday religious encounters, social identities and tolerance in southwest Nigeria.’ My own research explores twentieth century and contemporary travel writing by Nigerians, in both Yoruba and English, across a range of genres including newspaper travelogues, town histories, novels and contemporary internet-based travel writing and memoirs.

 

 

Professor Olukoya Ogen

Olukoya Ogen

I am currently a Professor of History at Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria. However, I also double as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Department of African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham.

 

 

 

David Kerr 1

David Kerr

I am a project administrator working on the ERC-funded project, ‘Knowing Each Other: everyday religious encounters, social identities and tolerance in southwest Nigeria.’ In my own doctoral research I examine the practice of rapping in Dar es Salaam. My principle research interests are popular culture, youth, urban space and the constitution of social identities. 

 

                             

Eliselisaa Tuijnder

I have been the project administrator on the ERC-funded project, ‘Knowing Each Other: everyday religious encounters, social identities and tolerance in southwest Nigeria’ since September 2016. I hold an MA(Res) in Modern History and International Relations from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. In my master’s research I explored the role of religion in the public sphere and modernity through a case-study of Roman Catholic education in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am particularly interested in inter-religious dialogue and co-existence.

 

 

 

 

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