Prof. Akachi C. Odoemene

Akachi Cornelius Odoemene (Dean, April 2021-Date), is a Professor of African History in the Department of History and International Studies, and Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He earned a B.A. (Hons) degree from Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri (1997); and MA and PhD degrees from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2003; 2008). Formerly the Head, Department of History and International Studies in Federal University Otuoke (2016-2021), he was a Global Leaders Postdoctoral Fellow (GLF) at the Global Economic Governance (GEG) Programme, University College, University of Oxford (2013-2014) and a Neihaus Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (WWS), Princeton University, USA (2014-2015). He was also a Hewlett Research Scholar and Visiting Professor at the Population Studies and Training Centre (PSTC), Brown University, Providence RI, USA (2012). Akachi Odoemene has several awards to his credit, including: Individual Research Fellow (2015) and Collaborative Research Fellow (2019) of the African Peacebuilding Network (APN), Social Science Research Council (SSRC) New York; Research Grant Fellow of the Africa Initiative (AI), Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (2011); 2009 African Humanities Programme (AHP) Postdoctoral Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS); Research Fellow, South-South (Africa/Asia/Latin America – APISA/CLACSO/CODESRIA Collaborative Program) Research Grants (2012-2013); and an Irmgard Coninx Stiftung Research Fellow, Social Science Research Council Berlin (WZB), Germany (2009), amongst several others. Professor Odoemene was Vice President (South-South) of the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) between 2016 and 2018, and currently the National Secretary of the Society (since 2018). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the faculty journal, Ofuruma: Journal of Humanities. With research focus on African Social History, Peace and Conflict Research, and Development Studies, he is very well published in reputable outlets, and a member of several reputable professional associations.

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