Aug. 20, 2013
Dean David Powers appointed Dr. Saheed Adejumobi as director
of the Global African Studies Program. Adejumobi holds a joint appointment as
an associate professor in the History Department and Global African Studies
Program and served as interim director of the Global African Studies Program in
2010-2011. He is currently the faculty advisor for the Seattle University
chapter of the African Students Association.
Adejumobi has degrees from the University of Lagos, the
University of Oregon, and The University of Texas at Austin where he was
awarded his Ph.D. He specializes in African and African American history
and African Diaspora intellectual and cultural traditions. His
scholarship focuses on the role of the arts and humanities in African and
African Diaspora decolonization and postcolonial narratives. Prior to
joining the College of Arts and Science faculty, he taught at The University of
Texas at Austin and Wayne State University in Detroit. In 2012-13 he was a
visiting professor at Zhejiang Normal University in Jinhua, China.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in
Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate major degrees, 37 minors, 6 master’sdegrees, and 1 post-baccalaureate certificate.
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