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Presentations/Conferences

  1. The 62nd Annual Conference of the Historical Society of Nigeria, Sokoto State University, Sokoto. Theme: “Institutions and Nation-Building in Nigeria since Independence.” 5-7 June 2017.
  2. With Emmanuel Ibuot and Chukwuemeka Agbo, “Interrogating Islamic Propagation (Da’awah) in Eastern Nigeria”, paper to be presented at the 17 Annual Africa Conference at The University of Texas, Austin, 31 March – 2 April 2017. Theme: Rupturing Colonial Legacies: Colonialisms and Decolonizations in Africa and the African Diaspora.
  3. “The Nigerian Civil War: Gender Echoes 50 Years Later”, keynote address presented at the First International Conference of the Centre for Gender Studies, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Theme: Gender Echoes from the Nigerian Civil war: Fifty Years After, 6-8 March 2017.
  4. With E. J. Ibuot, C. N. S. Okoro, A. Abubakar and C. C. Agbo, “Islamic Propagation (Da’wah) In Eastern Nigeria: Impact, Problems and Prospects”, for the 61st Annual Conference of the Historical Society of Nigeria. Theme: Nigeria Counts, Issues of National Rebirth, Port Harcourt, 9-13 October 2016.
  5. Discussant at the Conference: Life Writing – Writing Lives Engaging Knowledge, Time and Self, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 30 September – 2 October 2015.
  6. “Trends in the Transformations within African Islam, South of the Sahara,” panel proposed under the theme: Religious Communities in Society; Adaptation and Transformation, for the 21st World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions DYNAMICS OF RELIGIONS: PAST AND PRESENT, Erfurt, Germany, 23-29 August 2015.
  7. “Women Converts to Islam in Eastern Nigeria,” paper to be presented at the Joint conference of the Swiss Society Middle East and Islamic Cultures and the Swiss Society of African Studies in Bern (Switzerland). Theme: ISLAM IN AFRICA: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PROCESSES OF ISLAMISATION AND RE-ISLAMISATIONS. Dates: 23-26 April 2015.
  8. “Diaspora Communities and the Development of Onitsha Markets” joint paper with C. Agbo presented at the First Annual African and African Diaspora Studies Conference, College of Staten Island, The City University of New York, 9-10 October 2014.
  9. “Islam, Stability and Security in Eastern Nigeria,” paper presented at the 12th Annual Conference of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria, Zaria, 12-15 October 2014.
  10. 58th/59th annual Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 22-25 September 2014. Theme: 100 Years after Amalgamation.
  11. “Methodology and the Study of Islam in Eastern Nigeria,” paper for the 13th International Conference of Africanists, Moscow, Russia, 27-30 May 2014. Theme: Society and Politics in Africa: Traditional, Transitional, and New.
  12. “ ‘Where your problem is solved is where your God is:’ Narratives of Conversions to Islam in Nigeria’s eastern Niger Delta,” presented at the Cambridge – Africa Programme, University of Cambridge, U.K., 26 February 2014.
  13. “North Africa, Security and Development Issues,” Lecture presented at the Nigerian Defence College, Abuja, 20 February 2014.
  14. “African Female Historians and the Shaping of African Historiography in the Twenty-First Century,” paper for the Thirty-First Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies holding at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai, India, 28-30 December 2013. Theme: Prioritizing the Future: Continuity and Change in the Global South 21st Century.
  15. ANR XenAfPol Conference held at the University of Cambridge, 16-18 December 2013. Theme: The Politics of Xenophobic Exclusion; Mobilisations, Local Orders and Violence.
  16. With C. N. S. Okoro and C. C. Agbo, “Islam and the Expansion of the Essential Services’ Sector in Eastern Nigeria, 1960-2010,” paper for the 5th All African Historians’ Conference holding at Abuja, 10-14 November 2013.
  17. ‘See, we have dipped the Qur’an into the sea’: Islam in Nigeria’s Eastern Niger Delta Region, 1890 – 2011,” presented at the Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, U.K., 6 November 2013.
  18. “Contributions of African Female Historians to African Historiography: 1960 to Present,” lead paper presented at the International Colloquium on Emergent Women’s Writing in German and African Literature, University of Nigeria, 7 June 2013.
  19. “Continuity and Change in Onitsha Traditional Burial Culture since 1960,” joint paper with C. Agbo at the Conference on Dying, Death and the Politics of After-Death in the African World, held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 22-25 April 2013.
  20. “North Africa, Security and Development Issues,” Lecture presented at the Nigerian Defence College, Abuja, 28 February 2013.
  21. Critical Evaluation of the Nigerian Historiographical Tradition,” paper presented at the 57th Annual Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria, Lapai, Niger State, 28 – 31 October 2012.
  22. “Factors that Promote Corruption in Nigeria: A Case Study of Profit and Profit Making among Onitsha Market Traders,” joint paper with C. Agbo presented at the 57th Annual Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria, Lapai, Niger State, 28 – 31 October 2012.
  23. 11th Annual Conference of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria held at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, September 2012. Theme: “Multiculturalism, Citizenship and National Integration in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects.”
  24. 56th Annual Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria held at Osun State University, 31October-2 November 2010.
  25. 55th Annual Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria held at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, October 2010.
  26. “Conflict and Islam in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region: A Preliminary Research Report,” paper presented at the International Conference and Humboldt Kolleg on Islam in Nigeria’s Eastern Region and the Lake Chad Basin, Calabar, Cross River State, 26-29 September 2010.
  27. 10th Annual Conference of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria held at Benue State University, Markurdi, 10-13 May 2010.
  28. 54th Annual Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria held at Nasarawa State University, March 2010.
  29. “Negotiating relationships in a mixed religious society: Islam in Southeast Nigeria,” paper for the 52nd Annual meeting of the African Studies Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 19-22 November 2009.
  30. “ ‘Multiple people, multiple ignorance:’ Opinions on the Shari’ a from Southeast Nigeria,” paper for the Twenty-seventh conference of the Association of Third World Studies, Elmina Beach Resort, Cape Coast, Ghana, 21-24 November 2009.
  31. “Rethinking the Construction of Masculinities and Femininities,” 2009 Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship, Lagos, 21 July 2009.
  32. “Researching Islam in Southeast Nigeria,” International conference in honor of Prof. Adiele Afigbo, University of Nigeria, 8-10 December 2008.
  33. “New Dawn for Islam in Nigeria,” Berlin-Brandenburger Humboldt-Dialog, Technical University, Berlin, 13 August 2008.
  34. “Routes of Expansion: North – South migrations and the extension of Islam to Southeast Nigeria,” Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities’ Conference, Flinders University, Adelaide-South Australia, 3-5 December 2007.
  35. “Islam in Southeast Nigeria: Who is Converting and Why?,” 25th Annual Conference of the Association of Third World Studies, Lima, Peru, 18 – 20 November 2007.
  36. “Frauen und Konflikt in Afrika: Die Nigerian – Biafran Erfahrung,“ Vortragsreihe Afrikanischer Gelehrter, Internationales Zentrum der Westfälischen Wilhems-Universität, Münster, 20 April 2007.
  37. “Islam in Southeastern Nigeria,” Vortrag im Rahmen des Afrikakolloquiums, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 07 February 2007.
  38. “The Igbo and Islam,” 49th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, San Francisco, 16-19 November 2006.
  39. “De-masculinising development and democracy in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities,” CODESRIA/ AARC Gender Symposium, Cairo, Egypt, 12-14 November 2006.
  40. “Understanding masculinities for gender equality,” 6th Conference of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria (FAAN), 14-17 February 2006, Bayero University, Kano.
  41. “Towards an understanding of changing masculinities for gender research in Africa,” CODESRIA/AARC Gender Symposium, Cairo, Egypt, 27-29 October 2005.
  42. “Constructing masculinities,” 2005 CODESRIA Gender Institute, Dakar, Senegal. 13 June 2005.
  43. “Gendered violence in African Civil Wars,” 2005 CODESRIA Gender Institute, Dakar, Senegal. 21 June 2005.
  44. “Contemporary perception of masculinity by Nigerian youths,” 2005 CODESRIA Gender Institute, Dakar, Senegal, 30 June 2005.
  45. “Female education in Nsukka Division,” (With Dr. Jamaine Abidogun, Missouri State University, USA), Fulbright Connections, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 18-19, May 2005.
  46. “The Nigerian Civil War from the memories of children,” Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis’ Children and War Conference, State University of New Jersey, Douglas Campus, New Brunswick, New Jersey (USA), 7-9 April 2005.
  47. “Anioma women and the Nigerian Civil War,” West African Seminar Series, Department of Anthropology, University College London, December 2004.
  48. “The Dynamism of Yoruba Muslims,” Conference on Yoruba Culture, University of Texas, Austin (USA), 1-2 April 2004.
  49. “Women and the 2003 Elections,” 4th Annual Conference of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria (FAAN), Jos, 30 November–3 December 2003.
  50. “Women marrying women: A cultural revival among the Igbo,” 46th Annual Meeting of African Studies Association, Boston (USA), 30 Oct–2 Nov 2003.
  51. “Teaching in an African University,” 9th Annual Conference of the Mid America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS), University of Kansas, Lawrence (USA), 2-3 Oct 2003.
  52. “Labeling female academics in a University,” (with Nkiru Awachie, University of Nigeria), 13th General Assembly of the Social Science Academy of Nigeria, Abuja, July 2003.
  53. “Rehabilitation program in Anioma after the Nigerian Civil War,” Igbo Studies Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (USA), 2-4 April 2003.
  54. “The growth of Asaba and Boji-boji as urban areas in Anioma,” Conference on African Urban Spaces, University of Texas at Austin (USA). 25-27 March 2003.
  55. “Religion and Nation-Building,” 46th Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria, Benue State University, Makurdi, October 2002.
  56. “Nigerian Muslim Women,” Seminar sponsored by the Women Studies’ Program, University of Kansas, Lawrence (USA), 14 April 2002.
  57. “Anioma women and the Nigerian Civil War,” Conference on Nigeria in the Twentieth Century, The University of Texas at Austin (USA), 27-30 March 2002.
  58. “The last passage rite and women in Anioma,” Conference on Nigeria in the Twentieth Century, The University of Texas at Austin (USA), 27-30 March 2002.
  59. “Rural girls’ lives in Anioma,” UNCG Conference on Girls’ Real Lives, North Carolina at Greensboro (USA), February 2002.
  60. “The impact of the Nigerian Civil War on Women,” Seminar series of the Department of Political Science and the Center of African Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence (USA), October 2001.
  61. “Modernizing Female chieftaincy Institution in Anioma,” 7th Annual Conference of the Mid-America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS), University of Missouri, St. Louis, (USA), 27-29 September 2001.
  62. “Rating of slaves in the West Niger Igbo area,” International Conference on the Repercussions of the Atlantic Slave Trade, Enugu (Nigeria), 10-16 July 2000.