Adéjoké Rafiat Adétòrò

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Adéjoké Rafiat Adétòrò is a REMOBOKO Junior Research Fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin, and a research fellow at the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria). She is writing a PhD in History at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria on the topic “Religiosity and Higher Education at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1948–2010”.

Her PhD project examines religiosity and higher education at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria within the context of (re)emergence of religiosity on university campuses and the attempt to de-secularize higher education institutions. Through a study of the evolution and growth of religiosity at the University of Ibadan, this work will examine the reframing of the geographies of the university and the introduction of new religious cultural forms. It raises a fundamental question of how and why religiosity has become a significant part of the university culture. Specifically, the study will interrogate the nature of religious traditions on campus, how religiosity as a phenomenon evolved and has been institutionalized in this setting and what are the implications of these trends for the intellectual climate and social life of the university. The study will engage ethnographic and historical research methods for data collection and will also adopt a multidisciplinary approach to analyze and contextualize the research data.

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