Femi J. Kolapo | College of Arts

Femi J. Kolapo

Femi Kolapo
Professor
History
Email: 
kolapof@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 ex. 53212
Office: 
2019 Mackinnon Extension

Education

Ph.D. York University, Toronto, 1999
M.A. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, 1989
B.A. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, 1982
 

Professional

University of Guelph, 2001 -
York/UNESCO Nigerian Hinterland Project, York University, Toronto, 1999-2001
Uhmadu Bello University, History Department, Zaria (Nigeria), 1985-1993
 

Research

sub-Saharan Africa
war and society in precolonial sub-Sahara Africa
Christian missionary and west African communities before colonization
slavery, the slave trades and post-abolition in Africa
 

Publications

    books
editor, Immigrant Academics and Cultural Challenges in a Global Environment (London: Cambria Press, 2009).

editor with Kwabena O. Akurang-Parry, African Agency and European Colonialism: Latitudes of Negotiations and Containment (Lanham: University Press of America, 2007).

editor with Chima J. Korieh, The Aftermath of Slavery: Transitions and Transformations in Southeastern Nigeria (Africa World Press, 2007).

    articles and book chapters
"The Political Impact of European Rule," in T. Falola, ed., Africa Vol. 3: Colonial Africa, 1885-1939 (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press: 2002).

"Central Africa," in T. Falola, ed., Africa Vol. 3: Colonial Africa, 1885-1939 (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2002).

"CMS Missionaries of African Origin and Extra-religious Encounters at the Niger-Benue Confluence, 1858-1880," African Studies Review 43 no 2 (2002): 87-115.

"The Ife Origin and Creation Myths," Groniek Historisch Tijdschrift 151 (2001): 121-136.

"The 1858-59 Gbebe Journal of CMS Missionary James Thomas," History in Africa 27 (2000): 159-192.

 

Area of Research

Africa - HIST
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