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


Dr. Abisoye Eleshin of Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS) and Dr. Saheed Bello of the Department of Creative Arts have won the highly competitive 2020 Fellowship of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies. Both Eleshin and Bello will spend 3 and 6 months respectively in the University of Bayreuth, conducting research in different areas of African Studies, especially as it relates to “Reconfiguring African Studies”.

Drs. Eleshin and Bello are the only two successful applicants from Nigeria out of the 17 who applied and two of the eventual 25 successful candidates out of the 83 who applied from all over the world.

Dr. Akinmayowa Akin-Otiko of the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies is currently in Bayreuth, Germany as a Fellow of the Academy for the year 2019.

Dr. Abisoye Eleshin

Dr. Saheed Bello

Dr. Akinmayowa Akin-Otiko

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.

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The African Cluster Centre at the University of Lagos (Nigeria) invites scholars working in the field of African Studies to apply for fellowships. Fellows will be in residence for periods ranging from one (1) to three (3) months between June and December, 2020. For detailed information, visit or click ‘News’ on the menu here.

Lagos ACC Workshop of December 11 and 12, 2019.

Methodology for doing cutting edge research in “African Studies”

February 10, 2020 Principal Investigators' meeting

Principal Investigators presented Proposals for various projects to be funded either as Lagos ACC funding or Cluster funding.

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