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Dr. ‘Kayode Eesuola

(Deputy Director)

‘Kayode Eesuola is currently the Deputy Director and a Research Associate Professor at the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, with a unique doctoral dissertation  that provides  the political interpretations of  the songs, music and behaviour of Fela Anikulapo Kuti between 1970 and 1997. Eesuola won the 2008 Junior Fulbright Scholarship/Study of United States Institutes (SUSI FY08),  and is an alumnus of the Institute of American Politics and Political Thoughts, University of Massachusetts, USA. He  had pre-doctoral fellowship  in the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute, Amherst,  and  Postdoctoral Fellowship in the North West University, Mafikeng, South Africa. A collaborative, gender-objective  researcher and research leader with track records, Eesuola heads both the Governance and Financial Integrity as well as Migration and Cross Boarder research clusters at the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos. He is a media personality and public affairs analyst. His research focus includes African political thoughts and political behaviour; and he has extensively published on them both in local and international outlets. Eesuola’s current research interest is built around reconfiguring African Studies through  deployment and  mobility of Indigenous knowledges  for addressing  socio-political challenges, and, at present, he has an 18 month research running  on synergising the socio-political values of Ifa in Nigeria and Benin Republic, West Africa.