Lagos African Cluster Centre – Africa multiple: reconfiguring african studies

University of Lagos African Cluster Centre is a centre within the Institute Of African and Diaspora Studies

Prof. Dr. Taibat Lawanson

Prof. Dr. Ayo Yusuff

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Taibat Lawanson and Prof. Dr. Ayo Yusuff, both of whom have been appointed full Professors of the University of Lagos. Professor Yusuff has been appointed Research Professor of Yoruba Linguistics and Language Engineering while Professor Lawanson is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning.


Prof. Dr. Peju Layiwola will deliver a lecture entitled: “Melvin Edward’s Diasporic Connections with the Homelands of Africa” on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
Time: 12 PM Nigeria Time.
African Cluster Centre

Project Agreement signed on October 24, 2019.

Project agreement between the University of Lagos and the University of Bayreuth Germany was signed on 24th October, 2019. The agreement empowers Unilag African Cluster Centre (Lagos ACC) partner with the University of Bayreuth in the project of Reconfiguring African Studies. The other three centres in Africa in the partnership are Rhodes University, South Africa, Moi University, Kenya and Joseph Ki-Zerbo University, Burkina Faso. The Project is for 7 years.

Current Research Fellows

Prof. Dr. Sore Mwori Benard, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Moi University has been awarded Lagos ACC visiting research fellowship 2021.

Prof. Dr. Munir Moosa Sewani, of Sindh Madressatul Islam University & Global Forum for Teachers Educators has been awarded Lagos ACC visiting research fellowship 2021.

Lagos: ownership & identities

2nd – 29th november, 2020.

Pictures taken during the event.

June 16, 2021 Principal Investigators' meeting

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Dr. Akin Iwilade, a lecturer in African Studies at the University of Edinburgh and currently a visiting research fellow of the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies delivered a lecture entitled: Contingent relations, cult(ure)s of respectability and youth mobilisation in the oil rich Niger Delta.


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