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Online Workshop 13: "Researching women and gender in Africa. Individual and collaborative researches" by Dr Mutiat Titilope Oladejo


As you may know, in accordance with the latest government statement regarding measures to contain the COVID-19 virus, IFRA-Nigeria's offices are closed until further notice, library included. However, IFRA’s team has come up with alternative solutions to continue its training activities.

We are hosting a series of online events using Facebook Live as a platform.


This thirtheenth online workshop on "Researching women and gender in Africa: Individual and collaborative researches" will be facilitated by Dr Mutiat Titilope Oladejo. It will be held on Tuesday 7th of July 2020 at 1pm (Nigerian time) on our Facebook page. 

Dr. Oladejo is a lecturer in the Department of History, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a fellow of American Council of Learned Societies and the author Ibadan Market Women and Politics, 1900-1995 (published by Lexington Books, USA, 2015) and The Women Went Radical: Petition Writing and Colonial State in Southwest Nigeria, 1900-1953 (published by Book Builders Edition Africa, Nigeria, 2019). She is a CODESRIA Meaning-Making Research Initiative grant recipient in the theme: Women Encountering Mob Justice: Manifestation of Security Challenges in Nigeria. She is a Co-Investigator in the GCRF/UKRI Funded Research on Shifting Notions of Fatherhood and Motherhood and Improved Well Being of Children in Africa, ARUA Centre of Excellence in Notions of Identity, School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University Uganda (collaborating from University of Ibadan). She has articles published in books and journals. Her co-edited books are: Social Protection in Africa: A Study of Paradigms and Contexts and What Should Women Want? Before and Beyond: Selected Essays to Commemorate WORDOC’s 30thAnniversary. She is a member of the editorial board of Nigerian Journal of Child and Adolescent Health. Dr. Oladejo is a researcher that examines the cross-cutting themes in African history and gender studies. She consults for women empowerment programmes. She has attended international workshops and conferences in Ghana, Benin Republic, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Cote de Ivoire, Uganda and Germany.

What is the workshop about?

The discussion will centre on what it takes to do individual and collaborative research in the studies of women and gender in Africa. Gender studies in Africa is widely studied on disciplinary basis from the humanities to the sciences. Hence, scholars hold on to methodologies specific to disciplines. Yet to break new grounds, researching and writing involves knowledge touring and collaborative engagements. There are also factors that hinder or motivate the study of gender issues. Scholarly engagements in studying gender entails understanding concepts, methods, technical reports and policy statements among others.


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How to participate?

It is pretty easy, everybody can participate:

  1. Like IFRA-Nigeria’s Facebook Page
  2. Click on the link to watch the live on Tuesday 7th of July at 1pm (Nigerian time).
  3. You have the possibility to comment during the live. Please only ask relevant questions in line with the discussion.
  4. Toward the end of the session, there is an opportunity for a short Q&A session where the facilitator Dr Mutiat Oladejo will pick up from the comments and answers the questions live

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