Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso & Toyin Falola

Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso & Toyin Falola

Babcock University; University of Texas- Austin
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Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso is professor of political science and dean of the Veronica Adeleke School of Social Sciences at Babcock University. She has published thirteen books and is the recipient of multiple grants and fellowships including from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and distinguished teaching professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an honorary professor at the University of Cape Town, extraordinary professor of human rights at the University of the Free State, and the recipient of sixteen honorary doctorates and over thirty lifetime achievement awards.

Talk Information:

Decolonisation and The Palgrave Handbook of African Women’s Studies
June 4, 2022 | 9:00 AM

This definitive handbook is the first reference of its kind bringing together knowledge, scholarship, and debates on themes and issues concerning African women everywhere. It unearths, critiques, reviews, analyses, theorizes, synthesizes and evaluates African women’s historical, social, political, economic, local and global lives and experiences with a view to decolonizing the corpus. This Handbook questions the gendered roles and positions of African women and the structures, institutions, and processes of policy, politics, and knowledge production that continually construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct African women and the study of them. Thus, this Handbook enlarges the scope of the field, challenges its orthodoxies, and engenders new subjects, theories, and approaches. 

For further reading:

Yacob-Haliso O., Falola T. (2021) Introduction: Decolonizing African Women’s Studies. In: Yacob-Haliso O., Falola T. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of African Women's Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28099-4_120