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.
- Abba, I. (2022). Conflicting Temporalities in the Struggle forIndependence 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 the Africa and World War II conference (sponsored by the British Academy), Queen Mary University of London
- 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.
- 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