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Toyin Falola

Toyin Falola

February 13, 2020
“Sustainable Development: African Perspectives”
Black History Month Keynote Address

Dr. Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair Professor in the Humanities and a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

He is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigerian Academy of Letters. He has received various awards and honors, including the Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence, the Texas Exes Teaching Award, and the Ibn Khaldun Distinguished Award for Research Excellence, and the Distinguished Fellow, Ibadan Cultural Group.

Toyin Falola is the author of numerous books, including Key Events in African History: A Reference Guide, and Nationalism and African Intellectuals, and dozens of edited collections, including Tradition and Change in Africa and African Writers and Readers. He is co-editor of the Journal of African Economic History, Series Editor of The Cambria African Studies Series, Series Editor of Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora, and the Series Editor of the Culture and Customs of Africa by Greenwood Press.

For his singular and distinguished contribution to the study of Africa, his students and colleagues have presented him with three Festschriften—two edited by Adebayo Oyebade, The Transformation of Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Toyin Falola, and The Foundation of Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Toyin Falola; and one edited by Akin Ogundiran, Pre-Colonial Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Toyin Falola. His award-wining memoir, A Mouth Sweeter than Salt, is published by the University of Michigan Press.

Sponsored by the Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work, the Office of Diversity, the African/African American Studies Program and the Honors Program


Published on February 13, 2020

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