I am currently a Professor of History at Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria. However, I also double as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Department of African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham. The award of this 5-year (2012-2017) visiting fellowship emanated, first, from my role as the Nigerian Co-ordinator of the ‘Knowing Each Other’ ERC grant, second, my research engagements with Insa Nolte since 2009 which culminated in her own appointment by Osun State University as a Visiting Research Professor from 2012-2017, and finally, my contributions to African historical scholarship globally.
Prior to my new position at DASA, I had been a Leventis Scholar at SOAS, University of London in 2008, a British Academy Visiting Fellow at the University of Birmingham in 2009, a DASA Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in 2010, and an American Council of Learned Societies (AHP) Postdoctoral Fellow in 2011. As the Nigerian Coordinator and Co-Investigator of the ‘Knowing Each Other’ ERC grant on ‘Everyday Religious Encounters and Social Identities in Southwest Nigeria,’ I am directly responsible for the academic, administrative and financial management of the project in Nigeria.