Dr Senayon Olaoluwa
Senior Research Associate, Director of Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
Dr Senayon Olaoluwa is the Acting-Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ibadan. The Institute hosts the office of IFRA-Nigeria, and collaborate day to day with IFRA-Nigeria.
Dr Olaoluwa is a graduate (BA Hons, 1997) in English from the then Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria. He obtained his MA in English from the University of Ibadan in 2003, and trained for his PhD in African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa between 2006 and 2009.
Dr Olaoluwa was the pioneer Coordinator of the programme in Diaspora and Transnational Studies in IAS, and has been Sub-Dean of the Institute, Editor of the flagship journal African Notes, and Head of the IAS Scientific Committee.
His publications have appeared in African Affairs, Journal of African Cultural Studies, Journal of Borderlands Studies, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, and Social Dynamics, among other such outlets. His latest output, ‘Dislocating Anthropocene: The City and Oil in Helon Habila’s Oil on Water’, published in Isle Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, (Spring 2020, Vol. 27, No. 2), was recently ranked in the top 10 publications on social and environmental justice by the Oxford University Press.