Adejumobi Appointed Director of Global African Studies

Written by Laura Paskin
August 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’s degrees, and 1 post-baccalaureate certificate.