How did Atlantic slavery and European imperialism define West African gender and sexual identities, and transform power relations between men and women?
PhD, Michigan State University, 2013
BA, University of Nigeria, 2007
Emergent Masculinities: Gendered Power and Social Change in the Biafran Atlantic Age (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2019)
Winner, ASWAD “2020 Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Book Prize for Outstanding Original Scholarship on Gender and Sexuality in the African Diaspora.”
Finalist, ASWAD “2020 First Book Prize.”
Finalist, African Studies Association “2020 Best Book Prize.”
“Gender and Sexuality in Nigeria,” in The Routledge Handbook of Nigerian History, ed. Saheed Aderinto (NY: Routledge, Forthcoming).
"African Masculinities," Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History (Spring 2019)
"Matriliny, Masculinity, and Contested Gendered Definitions of Ethnic Identity and Power in Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Nigeria," in Gendering Ethnicity in African Women’s Lives, ed. J. B. Shetler (University of Wisconsin Press, 2015), 233-264.
“Performing Ogaranya: Kalu Ezelu Uwaoa, Male Slavery, and Freedom Politics in Southeastern Nigeria, c.1860-1940” – Journal of West African History, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 2017)
Selected Awards and Fellowships
2019-2020: American Council of Learned Societies Centennial Fellowship in the Dynamics of Place
2019: SUNY OVPRED/HI Research Fellowship, SUNY-Buffalo
2017-2018: History Department Faculty Research Grant, SUNY-Buffalo
2016: Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellowship
2015: The Wenner-Gren Foundation Engaged Anthropology Grant