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Saheed Aderinto

Saheed Aderinto

College of Arts and Sciences


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Office: 227 McKee Building


Professor Saheed Aderinto has published 8 books, 37 journal articles and book chapters, 40 encyclopedia articles, and 20 book reviews. He is the author of <i>Animality and Colonial Subjecthood in Africa: The Human and Nonhuman Creatures of Nigeria</i> (Ohio University Press/New African Histories Series, 2022); <i>Guns and Society in Colonial Nigeria: Firearms, Culture, and Public Order</i> (Indiana University Press, January 2018) and <i>When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958</i> (University of Illinois Press, 2015)--Winner of the 2016 Nigerian Studies Association's Book Award Prize for the “most important scholarly book/work on Nigeria published in English language."<br><br>His other books include, <i>Children and Childhood in Colonial Nigerian Histories</i> (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015,edited); <i>African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations</i> (ABC-CLIO, 2017, edited); <i>Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History</i> (University of Rochester Press, 2010, co-authored) and <i>The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Ayodeji Olukoju</i> (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, co-edited). In addition, his works have appeared in leading Africanist and specialist journals including, the <i>Canadian Journal of African Studies</i>; <i>Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History; </i><i>Journal of the History of Sexuality</i>; <i>Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History</i>; <i>History in Africa: A Journal of Method</i>;<i> Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies</i>; <i>Africa: The Journal of the International African Institute</i>; the <i>Journal of Social History</i>; and the <i>Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth</i>, among others. He is writing a book on the history of Fuji. Aderinto is the Founding President of the Lagos Studies Association.<br><br>Personal website: <a href="//"></a>


  • Ph D, University of Texas Austin
  • MA, University of Texas Austin
  • BA, University of Ibadan

Teaching Interests

Africa Before 1880<br>Africa Since 1880<br>African Diaspora <br>History of Peace and Conflict in Africa<br>History of African Sexualities<br>Postcolonialisms (Graduate Class)<br>African Historiography (Graduate Class)<br>World History

Research Interests

Nigerian history since the precolonial era

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