Immaculata Researcher

In 2018, I took a cultural theory class with Angus Nicholls on how writing and authorship have been represented in Western fiction and theory. It felt like a calling and I would have answered it if Nigeria was not the headache it is.
These days, I am working towards applying for a PhD on theorising the vernacular/informal/queerness in West-African (and/or maybe South-Asian) built environments.
 
My life’s work is to make rigorous research accessible and irresistible. My research practice is inter-/anti-disciplinary, qualitative and comparative. I believe everything teaches us about everything and I like thought experiments and playing around.


Academic Publications:                         Access just my paper directly through this link.



Conference Presentations:
  • Aug 2021                               ‘Politics of control and consumption of colonial commodities: guns and alcohol in Southern Nigeria (1890- 1960),’ paper presented at the Institute of Historical Research Graduate Conference
  • Jan 2019                               ‘Economic nationalism and masculinities in late colonial Nigeria,’ paper presented at the Africa and World War II conference (sponsored by the British Academy), Queen Mary University of London



Public Projects:  

  • Sept 2021 - present              Which Way Nigeria - scenarios working group imagining and building road maps for what Nigeria in 2060 could look like.
  • May 2021  - June 2021         #RESEARCHLIVES IGTV series - where I interviewed African student-researchers on their projects and wellbeing practices.



Education:
  • Mst Global and Imperial History- University of Oxford (dissertation on the economic lives of Kumasi market women 1970- 1995)
  • BA History and Comparative Literature- Queen Mary, University of London
  • International Baccalaureate- UWC Atlantic College
  • WASSCE- Loyola Jesuit College