BiographyOluwatoyin Oduntan holds a PhD in History of Dalhousie University, Canada and is currently an associate professor of African history at Towson University, USA. He has previously taught at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria. His research focus is on elite formation and the intellectual ideas in the making of modern Africa. He is the author of Power, Culture and Modernity in Nigeria Beyond the Colony (2018) and has published articles on the print media, colonial medicine, and Christian missions.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Medicine and healing systems
Political and cultural history of Africa
Published: Jun 30, 2016 by Social History of Medicine
Authors: Oluwatoyin Oduntan
Subjects: History, Health and Social Care, Anthropology - Soc Sci
This article revisits the eradication of smallpox and demonstrates the importance of local medical knowledge in the eradication of disease.
Published: Aug 29, 2015 by Journal of Decolonization, Indigeneity, Education and Society
Authors: Kemi Rotimi and Oluwatoyin Oduntan
This journal is an essential reading for decolonization from an African perspective. My article explores the confusions and uncertainties of decolonization to argue that decolonization was not a neat process with a well-articulated end of independence.