Tunde  Oduntan Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Tunde Oduntan

Associate Professor
Towson University

Oluwatoyin Oduntan holds a PhD in History of Dalhousie University, Canada and is currently an associate professor of African history at Towson University, USA. His research focus is on elite formation in Africa, and the intellectual ideas behind 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.

Biography

Oluwatoyin 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

    Intellectual History
    Medicine and healing systems
    Political and cultural history of Africa

Personal Interests

    Travel
    Sports

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Power, Culture and Modernity in Nigeria - Oduntan - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Social History of Medicine

Culture and Colonial Medicine: Smallpox in Abeokuta, Western Nigeria


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.

Journal of Decolonization, Indigeneity, Education and Society

Decolonization and Public Order in Western Nigeria, 1957-1960


Published: Aug 29, 2015 by Journal of Decolonization, Indigeneity, Education and Society
Authors: Kemi Rotimi and Oluwatoyin Oduntan
Subjects: History

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.