Research interests - 

material & visual culture 
domestic spaces & interiorities
informality & vernacular

Public Projects:

  • 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.

Public Scholarship:

  • Time and the 1947 Abeokuta Women’s Revolt, History Workshop Online, 2022From their intimacy with the failures of leadership from native Nigerian rulers who were in collaboration with the colonial state, it is evident that the Abeokuta women did not necessarily believe that Nigeria’s independence would be a break from exploitation.

Workshops facilitated:

Academic Publications:
                        Access 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 (IHR London) Graduate Conference
  • Jan 2019                               ‘Economic nationalism and masculinities in late colonial Nigeria,’ the only paper presented by an undergrad at Africa and World War II conference (sponsored by the British Academy), Queen Mary University of London

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

Photo: UNN Nsukka campus, Fine Art department, Immaculata Abba (2020)

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