June 9, 2011
Global African Studies and History Associate Professor
Saheed Adejumobi has been awarded a 2012 visiting fellowship at the Institute
of African Studies at Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China, where he will lecture
and lead seminars on African history and cultures. During the fellowship, he
will also conduct research on Sino-Africa relations, youth cultures, and social
and political relations among societies in late transition to modernity.
Adejumobi, who was born in Nigeria, received his Ph.D.
from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the Arts and Sciences faculty
in 2005 and teaches courses in African history, African American history, and
African diaspora intellectual traditions, including African film and music with
emphasis on politics of the black diaspora. A prolific scholar, he is currently
working on a book on modern African intellectual history.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 7 advanced and 33 undergraduate degrees, including a minor in Global Africa Studies.
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