[Blackstudies-l] Olatunji Ojo, talk on Feb. 18, 2:30 pm; “Reverse Tradition: Igbo Women's War on Forced Marriages c. 1900-­‐1936”

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Tue Jan 22 11:59:48 EST 2013


February 18: Professor Olatunji Ojo will be presenting a lecture entitled “Reverse Tradition: Igbo Women's War on Forced Marriages c. 1900-­‐1936” at 2:30 pm (location TBA). Dr Ojo is Associate Professor of African History at Brock University Ontario, has published extensively on the history of slavery in Yorubaland, and is co-­‐editor of Slavery in Africa and the Caribbean: A History of Enslavement and Identity Since the 18th Century (I.B.Tauris, 2012). 

Olatunji Ojo is Associate Professor of African History at Brock University Ontario. He has also taught at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio and Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. His research interests, which include slavery, ethnicity and identity formation, religion and gender, center on the history of social and economic change in West Africa since the eighteenth century. His recent publications include “‘Heepa’ (Hail) Òrìsà:  The Òrìsà Factor in the Birth of Yoruba Nation,” Journal of Religion in Africa (JRA) 39.1 (2009): 30-59; “Child Slaves in Pre-colonial Nigeria, c.1725-1860,” Slavery and Abolition 33.3 (2012): 417-34; (with Jennifer Lofkrantz), “Slavery, Freedom, and Failed Ransom Negotiations in West Africa, 1730-1900,” Journal of African History 54.1 (2012): 25-44 and co-edited with Nadine Hunt, Slavery in Africa and the Caribbean: A History of Enslavement and Identity Since the 18th Century (London: I.B.Tauris, 2012). Currently, he is finishing a manuscript on the Slavery and Identity Debate in Nineteenth century Yorubaland (southwestern Nigeria) and is part of a team of academics working on the African Slave Origins database.  

Emilye Crosby
Professor
History Department
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