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Toyin Omoyeni Falola (born January 1, 1953 in Ibadanmarker) is a Nigerianmarker Historian and professor of African Studies. He is currently the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texasmarker at Austin. Falola earned his B.A. and Ph.D. (1981) in History at the University of Ifemarker, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo Universitymarker) in Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria and of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. Falola is author and editor of more than sixty books.

Academic works

His research interest is African History since the 19th Century in the tradition of the Ibadan School; his geographic areas of interest include Africa, Latin America and the United Statesmarker; and his thematic fields, Atlantic history, diaspora and migration, empire and globalization, intellectual history, international relations, religion and culture. Recent courses he has taught include Introduction to Traditional Africa, an interdisciplinary course on the peoples and cultures of Africa, designed for students with varied backgrounds in African Studies, and Epistemologies of African/Black Studies, a course on the rise and evolution of African/Black Studies, with a focus on pedagogy, methodology, and the historical development of scholarship in the field.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, Falola taught history at the University of Ife in the 1980s, and also held short-term teaching appointments at the University of Cambridgemarker in Englandmarker, York Universitymarker in Canadamarker, Smith Collegemarker of Massachusettsmarker in the United States, The Australian National Universitymarker in Canberramarker, and the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs in Lagosmarker, Nigeria. In addition, he has given numerous lectures on all continents.

Books

  • The Atlantic World, 1450-2000 with Kevin David Roberts (2008) ISBN 0253219434
  • Yoruba Creativity: Fiction, Language, Life and Songs with Ann Genova (2005) ISBN 1592213367
  • A History of Nigeria with Matthew M. Heaton
  • Britain and Nigeria: Exploitation or Development?‎
  • Pawnship, Slavery, and Colonialism in Africa with Paul E. Lovejoy (2003) ISBN 1592210392
  • African Urban Spaces in Historical Perspective with Steven J. Salm (2005) ISBN 0890895589
  • Historical Dictionary of Nigeria with Ann Genova
  • Mouth Sweeter than Salt : An African Memoir
  • Yoruba Warlords of the Nineteenth Century
  • Yoruba Gurus: Indigenous Production of Knowledge in Africa
  • The Power of African Cultures
  • The Foundations of Nigeria with Adebayo Oyebade (2003) ISBN 1592211208
  • African Politics in Postimperial Times with Richard L. Sklar 2001 ISBN 0865439850


External links

  • http://www.toyinfalola.com/
  • http://www.utexas.edu/conferences/africa/falola.html


References

  1. (German)



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