Lagos African Cluster Centre – Africa multiple: reconfiguring african studies

University of Lagos African Cluster Centre

This is a centre within the Institute Of African and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos. We are highly focused on supporting premium research and promoting solutions.


Dr. Elizabeth Murey of the department of Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology, Moi University, Kenya resumed her Post Doctoral Fellowship programme at the Mobilities research section on March 8, 2023. Prof. Taibat Lawanson is her host scholar.


Dr. Magret Jongore from the Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe resumed to the Knowledges research section as a visiting research fellow on March 2, 2023. Dr. Feyi Ademola-Adeoye is her host scholar.

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Cluster Stance On Racism

Dr. Jongore Project Report during her three-month Research Fellowship at the UnilagACC

Dr. Magret Jongore, delivering her public lecture at the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos.

Dr. Magret Jongore has been in residence as a Visiting Research Fellow of the Unilag African Cluster Center, Institute of African and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos from March 1 – May 31, 2023. During this period, Dr. Jongore was involved in all the activities of the Institute – meetings, workshops, and teaching, alongside her project.

Dr. Magret Jongore has been working on a research project, entitled: “The Nexus between Onomastics and Critical Discourse Approach: An Analysis of selected toponyms in Lagos Nigeria.” which will culminate into a paper to be published in 2023. She delivered her exit lecture on May 17, 2023 on the topic. Besides, she has completed an article on the topic: “A Contrastive Rhetoric Analysis of UNILAG (IADS) Student’s Academic Writing Skills” which she will upload on A-DD Journal online system for consideration for publication in the 2023 edition of the Journal. The paper traces the influence of local languages on academic writing contrasting it with the rhetoric patterns of University students writing from Zimbabwe where English is a second language while in Lagos, English for some is their first language for they have minimum to no linguistic contact with their local languages. A recommendation is proffered for further study in the use of foreign languages in the explication of sensitive and sentimental aspects of African issues and concepts.

Renewal of Project Agreement signed on August 23, 2022.

Project agreement between the University of Lagos and the University of Bayreuth Germany was signed on 24th October, 2019 for 2 years with a clause on possible renewal if certain benchmarks are met. 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. Having met the benchmarks, the project renewal was signed at the Arthur Mbanefo Digital Centre, University of Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 for additional 5 years, this implies that the project will run for 7 years.

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