Augustine Farinola

Augustine Farinola

Department of English Literature
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

PhD title: Digital Humanities and Postphenomenology
SupervisorsDr Matthew Hayler, Dr Rosie Graham and Professor Jack Grieve

PhD English Literature


  • BA with First Class Honours in Philosophy (2007), University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • MA Philosophy, (2014), University of Ibadan, Nigeria. (Major: Epistemology, Minor: Logic, Subfield: Philosophy of Science and Technology)


Augustine Farinola had his BA (First Class Honors) and MA in Philosophy of Science from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has over ten years of work experience as ICT Manager, Computer Tutor, Information Officer, and IT Research Assistance. He has taught Philosophy and Digital Courses to undergraduate students at Dominican University, Nigeria. He is currently deploying a project in Digital Humanities and Postphenomenology in the Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham.


Assistant Lecturer (Full Time) Dominican University Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, Nov. 2018 - July 2019

  • Taught and developed online classrooms for the following courses: Epistemology, Renaissance and Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, 20th Century Philosophy.

Graduate Assistant(Full Time) Seminary of Saints Peter and Paul, Bodija (an Affiliate of the University of Ibadan),Oct. 2014 - June 2015

  • Conducted lectures for Symbolic Logic and Aristotelian Logic Undergraduate Classes.
  • Developed curricula under the supervision of Prof. Francis Offor.
  • Marked and Graded examination scripts of over 250 students.


My research focuses on post phenomenological analysis of Digital Humanities (DH) Technological tools used for Textual Interpretation and Linguistic Analysis. Exploring the 20th and 21st centuries literary works, I hope to unveil the implication of these technologies on the following philosophical concepts: Intelligence, Thinking, Perception, Consciousness, Presence, Embodiment and Reality. My interest is to show the connection between technology, humans, and the worldview of a society, so as to develop an epistemological and ontological framework for developers and users of digital technologies designed for research and learning. My broad areas of interest include: Digital humanities, Digital Technologies, Posthumanism, African Epistemology and Literature.

Other activities

Grants, fellowships and awards

  • Bursary Award, (2019), The international ADHO Conference for the Digital Humanities in Utrecht.
  • Travel Award, (2018),The Royal Air Maroc-African Studies Association Student Travel Award
  • Grant Award, (2007) Serra Club of Ibadan Youth Essay Competition Award

Memberships of organisations

  • EADH: The European Association for Digital Humanities [Membership number:  000082564437]
  • Philosophers Association of Nigeria: Lagos State, Nigeria
  • Digital Humanities Association of Nigeria: Lagos State, Nigeria
  • Lagos Studies Association: Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
  • Institute of African and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos, Nigeria and University of West Indies, Jamaica: Lagos, Lagos State, NG
  • Institute of Information Management Africa: Ilupeju, Lagos State, Nigeria

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