I am currently a research fellow with the Shared Heritage Africa project aimed at rediscovering modern buildings of educational and socio-political significance from the period of independence from British colonial rule (1950s-1970s) in Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda.
Research interests: design for wellbeing, domestic spaces and interiorities, material culture, cultural theory, informal and vernacular cultures, creative critical writing.
My goal is to make rigorous research accessible and irresistible.
- Time and the 1947 Abeokuta Women’s Revolt, for History Workshop Online , 2022
- Nov 2021 Oral History training session Nigerian Railways Corporation/University of Oxford/Legacy 1995 Railway Heritage project
- Dec 2021 Doing Oral History at Home, for Crater Literary Festival
- Sept 2021 - March 2022 Which Way Nigeria - scenarios working group imagining/building social, political and economic road maps for Nigeria in 2060.
- May 2021 - June 2021 #RESEARCHLIVES IGTV series - where I interviewed African student-researchers on their projects and wellbeing practices.
- Abba, I. (2022). Conflicting Temporalities in the Struggle for Independence in Late-Colonial Nigeria (1945-1960). KUJUA: Journal of the African Studies Students' Association 2022, 2(1), 8-28.
- 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 Africa and World War II conference (sponsored by the British Academy), Queen Mary University of London
- 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