Saheed Aderinto


Assistant Professor
Department of History


 Phone: 828-227-3868
 Office Address: McKee 227B


Professor Saheed Aderinto received his B.A. from University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2004) and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin (2010). He is the author of When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958 (University of Illinois Press, 2015). His other books include Children and Childhood in Colonial Nigerian Histories (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 edited); African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations (ABC-CLIO, 2015 edited); Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History (University of Rochester Press, 2010, co-authored), and The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Ayodeji Olukoju (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, co-edited). In addition, his works have appeared in leading Africanist and specialist journals including, the Canadian Journal of African Studies; Journal of the History of Sexuality; Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History; History in Africa: A Journal of Method; Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies; and the Journal of Social History, among others. A Senior Research Fellow of the French Institute for Research in Africa, Aderinto's areas of specialization include nationalism; historical method; gender and sexuality; children and youth; peace and conflict; and popular and expressive culture. He is currently working on another monograph tentatively titled, Guns and the Society: Arms Control and Public Order in Nigeria since the Precolonial Times.

Courses Taught:

HIST 107: World Cultures in Historical Perspective
HIST 308: African Diaspora
HIST 511: Western Imperialism since 1500
HIST 308: Africa before 1880
HIST 308: Africa since 1880
HIST 693: Postcolonialisms (Graduate Seminar)
HIST 693: African Historiography (Graduate Seminar)


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