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  Education

PhD History     Yale University                                                                                    2021 - to date

Whitney Center of Humanities Fellow for Environmental  Humanities                2021 -  2022

MPhil  African Studies      University of Cambridge                                                2021

Dissertation: The Material Culture of Chief Nana Olomu 


M.A.  World History and Cultures    King’s College, London                                    2019

Dissertation: “ The Gendered Dynamics of Authority among Itsekiri Elites; pre colonial to postcolonial”
 

B.A. History          Wesleyan University                                                                       2018
Thesis: "Kingdom in the Creeks: An Early History of the War
ri Kingdom."


Year Abroad at Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies),                          2017

 

 
Awards & Grants

 

Davenport Research Grant, Public Affairs Center, Wesleyan University, Summer 2017

Granted $3,000 to carry out archival research in England, France, and Portugal and oral history research in Nigeria.    

Graduate Fellow in Environmental Humanities “one of 9 students selected for the inaugural class”

 


Museum Of Ode-Itsekiri Initiative      Executive Board member/ Consulting Historian  2016 to date 

Founding member of an organisation that focuses on preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of the Itsekiri people of the Warri Kingdom. Administrator for the online Facebook group of 700 members that acts as a digital archive.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/364897703932309/        

 

Moderator; African Literature Book Club at Cambridge African Studies Library. 2020-2021

 
Yale  University Work

Organizing committee ‘New Perspectives in Energy History Conference’  2nd March 2024 https://environmentalhistory.yale.edu/programs/conferences/new-perspectives-energy-history-2024#:~:text=Yale%20University's%20working%20group%20on,new%20projects%20in%20the%20field.

 

Co-organiser ‘Print Cultures and African Literature, 1860–1960 Workshop’  4-5 November 2022 https://african.macmillan.yale.edu/events/print-cultures-and-african-literature-1860-196

 

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