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Prof. Wale Adebanwi was appointed Rhodes Professor of Race Relations at the African Studies Centre (University of Oxford) for July 2017. Wale has doctorates in both Political Science (University of Ibadan) and Anthropology (Cambridge) and a stellar writing career that encompasses religion, democratisation, youth, ethnicity, spatial politics and cities and much else besides.  Among his many publications are Yoruba Elite and Ethnic Politics in Nigeria (Cambridge, 2014) and Authority Stealing: Anti-Corruption, War and Democratic Politics in Post-Military Nigeria (North Carolina, 2012). As co-editor of the journal Africa, outgoing co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Visiting Professor at Rhodes University in South Africa and with close ties to the Nigerian academy, Wales is a global leader in the African Studies community.

Please find more information about his lecture "Africa as a “Dissimilar” System? Knowledge Production on Africa in the UK" at the Centre of African Studies (University of Cambridge) here.   

Monday, 16 October, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00
Event location: 
Room S3, Alison Richard Building
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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