Saheed Aderinto

Region of Study Africa  
Primary Country of Residence United States of America  
Title Associate Professor  
Affiliation Western Carolina University  
Email aderintosaheed@yahoo.co.uk  
Mailing Address 286 Central Drive
MK Building
Western Carolina University
History Department
Cullowhee NC 28723  
Phone / Fax Number(s) 828-227-3868  
Countries Of Specialization Nigeria  
Education PhD (University of Texas at Austin) 2010
BA (University of Ibadan) 2004  
Research Interests Nigerian history since the precolonial era  
Teaching Interests Africa before 1880
Africa since 1880
African Diaspora
History of Sexualities in Africa
Peace and Conflict in Africa
Western Imperialism since 1500
World History
Postcolonialisms (Graduate Seminar)
African Historiography (Graduate Seminar)

 
Publications Books

Authored
1) Guns and Society in Colonial Nigeria: Firearms, Culture, and Public Order (Indiana University Press, *forthcoming January 2018*)
2) When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958 (University of Illinois Press, 2015), 264pp
3) Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History (University of Rochester Press, 2010) 356pp. co-authored


Edited

3) African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, August 2017)
4) Children and Childhood in Colonial Nigerian Histories (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
5) The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Ayodeji Olukoju (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012) 430pp. co-edited


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
1) “Modernizing Love: Gender, Romantic Passion, and Youth Literary Culture in Colonial Nigeria,” Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 85, no.3 (2015):478-500

2) “Journey to Work: Transnational Prostitution in Colonial British West Africa,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 24, no.1 (2015): 99-124

3) “O! Sir I Do Not Know Either to Kill Myself or to Stay”: Childhood Emotion, Poverty, and Literary Culture in Nigeria, 1900-1960,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 8, no.2 (2015):273-294

4) “Where is the Boundary? Cocoa Conflict, Land Tenure, and Politics in Western Nigeria,” Journal of Social History 47, no.1 (2013), 176-195

5) “‘The Problem of Nigeria is Slavery, Not White Slave Traffic’: Globalization and the Politicization of Prostitution in Southern Nigeria, 1921-1955,” Canadian Journal of African Studies 46, no.1 (2012): 1-22

6) “Of Gender, Race, and Class: The Politics of Prostitution in Lagos, Nigeria, 1923-1954,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies 33, no. 3 (2012):71-92

7) “Dangerous Aphrodisiac, Restless Sexuality: Venereal Disease, Biomedicine, and Protectionism in Colonial Lagos, Nigeria,” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 13.3 (2012). Project MUSE. Web. 3 Dec. 2012. http://muse.jhu.edu/

8) “Researching Colonial Childhoods: Images and Representations of Children in Nigerian Newspaper Press, 1925-1950,” History in Africa: A Journal of Method 39 (2012): 241-266

9) “Cutting the Head of the Roaring Monster’: Homosexuality and Repression in Africa” African Study Monographs Vol. 30, No.3 (2009): 121-135, co-authored with Kwame Essien

10) “The Girls In Moral Danger”: Child Prostitution and Sexuality in Colonial Lagos, Nigeria, 1930s-1950,” Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 1, no.2 (2007): 1-22.

Book Chapters

11) “Introduction: Colonialism and the Invention of Modern Nigerian Childhood,” in Saheed Aderinto (ed.,) Children and Childhood in Colonial Nigerian Histories (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 1-18

12) “Framing the Colonial Child: Childhood Memory and Self Representation in Autobiographical Writing” in Saheed Aderinto (ed.,) Children and Childhood in Colonial Nigerian Histories (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 169-199

13) “500 Children Are Missing in Lagos”: Child Kidnapping and Public Anxiety in Colonial Nigeria” in Saheed Aderinto (ed.,) Children and Childhood in Colonial Nigerian Histories (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 97-121, co-authored with Paul Osifodunrin

14) Yakubu Gowon: The Challenge of Nation Building” in Apollos O. Nwauwa and Julius O. Adekunle (eds.,) Nigerian Political Leaders: Visions, Actions, and Legacies (Glassboro, New Jersey: Goldline & Jacobs Publishing, 2015), 230-248.

15) “‘Youth of Awo-Omama Will Boycott Their Girls’: Men, Marriage, and Ethno-Cultural Nationalism in Southern Nigeria, 1920s-1956,” in Pablo Dominguez and Simon Wendt (eds.,) Masculinities and the Nation in the Modern World: Between Hegemony and Marginalization (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2015)

16) “Isaac Fadoyebo at The Battle of Nyron: African Voices from the First and Second World Wars, c.1914-1945,” in Trevor Getz (ed.,) African Voices of the Global Past:1500 to the Present (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2014), 107-138

17) “Pleasure on the Move: Prostitution in Colonial Africa, 1880s-1960s,” in Frank Jacob (ed.,) Prostitution: A Companion to Mankind (New York: Peter Lang, 2015)

18) “‘Sorrow, Tears, and Blood’: Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Protest in Nigeria,” in Jonathan C. Friedman (ed.,) The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music (New York: Routledge, 2013), 319-330

19) “Sex across the Border: Researching Transnational Prostitution in Colonial Nigeria,” in Saheed Aderinto and Paul Osifodunrin (eds.,) The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Ayodeji Olukoju (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), 76-94

20) “Of Historical Visibility and Epistemology: History and Historians of Nigerian Women.” in Saheed Aderinto and Paul Osifodunrin (eds.,) The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Ayodeji Olukoju (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), 128-151

21) “The Third Wave of Historical Writing on Nigeria,” in Saheed Aderinto and Paul Osifodunrin, eds., Emerging Frontiers in Nigerian History: Essays in Honor of Ayodeji Olukoju (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), 2-19, with Paul Osifodunrin

22) “Treading the Uncharted Path in Nigerian History: The Intellectual World of Ayodeji Olukoju,” in Saheed Aderinto and Paul Osifodunrin, eds., The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Ayodeji Olukoju (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), 22-49, with Paul Osifodunrin

23) “Representing ‘Tradition’, Confusing ‘Modernity’: Love, Sexuality, and Mental Illness in Yoruba (Nigerian) Video Films,” in Lawrence Rubin (ed.), Mental Illness in Popular Media: Essays on the Representation of Disorders (Jefferson, NC: MacFarland, 2012), 256-269.

24) “Blacks in Britain” in Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani (ed.,) The African Diaspora: Historical Analysis, Poetic Verses and Pedagogy (California: University Readers, 2011), 113-120.

25) “Domestic, Community, and State-Sponsored Violence in Nigeria,” in David Wingeate Pike (ed) Crimes against Women (Hauppauge, New York: Nova Publishers, 2011), 145-151, co-authored with J.Shola Omotola

26) “A Historiographical Study of the Works of LaRay Denzer, Bolanle Awe and Nina Mba” in Mala Pandurang and Anke Bartels (eds.,) African Women Novelists: Re-Imaging Gender (New Delhi: Pencraft International, 2010), 107-123

27) “Falola on Slave Trade and Slavery, and the Political Economy of Yorubaland in the Nineteenth Century” in Niyi Afolabi, (ed.,) Toyin Falola: The Man, The Mask, The Muse (Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press, 2010), 367-384

28) “Ijebu a b’eyan...?” (“Ijebu or a human being…?”): Nineteenth Century Origin of Discrimination against Ijebu Strangers in colonial Ibadan, Nigeria” In Chima J. Korieh and Michael Mbanaso (eds.,) Minorities and the State in Africa (Amherst, New York: Cambria Press, 2010), 143-168

29) “European Invasion and African Resistance” in Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani, Tiffany Jones and Raphael Njoku (eds.,) Africa and the Wider World (Boston, MA: Pearson, 2010), 247-261

30) “Through the Changing Scenes of Political Islam in Nigeria, 1903-2008”: Religion, Violence and Secular Ideologies in an Evolving Nation-State,” (Turkish translation) “Nijerya'da Siyasal Islam'in Bastan Sona Degisen Sahneleri, 1903-2008: Evrilen Bir Ulus-Devlette Din, Siddet ve Sekuler Ideolojiler” in Aysegul Komsuoglu and Gul M. Kurtoglu-Eskisar (eds.,) Different Faces of Political Islam (Turkish translation) Siyasal Islam'in Farkli Yuzleri (Istanbul, Turkey: Profil Yayincilik, 2009), 210-230, co-authored with J.Shola Omotola

31) “Prostitution and Urban Social Relations” in Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani (ed.,) Nigeria’s Urban History: Past and Present (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 2006), 75-98

32) “Policing Urban Prostitution: Prostitutes, Crime, Law and Reformers,” in Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani (ed.,) Nigeria’s Urban History: Past and Present (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America), 99-118

33) “Discrimination in an Urban Setting: The Experience of Ijebu Settlers in Colonial Ibadan, 1893-1960” in Olayemi Akinwumi, Okpeh O. Okpeh Jr and Gwamna D. Je’adayibe (eds.,) Inter-group Relations in Nigeria during the 19th & 20th Centuries (Makurdi: Aboki Publishers, 2006), 356-386