IAHR 2025


Olufunke Adeboye

Olufunke Adeboye is a Professor of Social History at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and has held Visiting Research Fellowships at the University of Birmingham, UK (2004), the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA (2006) and at the University of Cambridge, UK (2009/2010). Her research interests include: gender in Africa, African historiography, and Pentecostalism in West Africa. In 2013, her article, “A Church in a Cinema Hall? Pentecostal Appropriation of Public Space in Nigeria”, Journal of Religion in Africa, 42:2 (2012), won the Gerti Hesseling Prize awarded by AEGIS in Europe. She is the Vice President of the International Commission for the History and Theory of Historiography (ICHTH). Her recent publications include Fighting in God’s Name: Religion and Conflict in Local-Global Perspectives (Lanham MD: Lexington Books, 2020) co-edited with A. Adogame and C. Williams; and “Where is History Going in Africa?”, Storia della Storiografia, (Turin, Italy) 82:2 (2022). She was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos from 2019 to 2023.

Panelist in the History panel.