Full Name: Laurent A. Lambert
RASHEED O. OLANIYI is a Reader/Associate Professor in the Department of History University, Ibadan, Nigeria. He served as the Sub-Dean (Postgraduate) Faculty of Arts and Coordinator, Leadership and Governance Programme, Centre for Sustainable Development (August 2014 – July 2017). He earned his PhD from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria in 2004. He is the author of Diaspora Is Not Like Home: A Social and Economic History of Yoruba in Kano, 1912-1999 (Muenchen, Germany: Lincom Europa, 2008); Community Vigilantes in Metropolitan Kano, 1985-2005 (IFRA Ibadan, 2005) and History for Senior Secondary Schools (Ibadan: Bounty Press, 2017). Olaniyi has presented several academic papers at international conferences and held fellowships in East, Central, West, North and Southern Africa; Europe and Asia. In the summer of 2008, he was a Visiting Scholar of African History at the Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA. He served as Visiting Professor of African History, Pan African University Tlemcen, Algeria. Since 2005, he has taught and supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate students. Olaniyi has contributed chapters in books and articles in journals on urbanisation, migration, diaspora, forced labour, human trafficking and civil society movement. Olaniyi is a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS); Member, CODESRIA, Dakar Senegal; Senior Fellow, French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA), University of Ibadan and Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He is currently on Sabbatical at KolaDaisi University, Ibadan, Nigeria as the Acting Dean of Arts, Management and Social Sciences.