Editors, Editorial, and Advisory Board

Editor & Associate Editors

Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome


Professor of Political Science, African and Women’s Studies, Brooklyn College, CUNY.

Mary Dillard

Associate Editor

Associate Professor of History, Director of Graduate Program in Women’s History,  Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY.

Jill M. Humphries

Associate Editor

Distance Learning Instructor, Africana Studies Program, University of Toledo.

Tanisha Jackson

Associate Editor

Senior Instructional Designer at the University of Cincinnati and Distance Learning Instructor, Africana Studies Program, University of Toledo.

Advisory Board

Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr

New York. Novelist, Poet, Playwright.

Ademola Araoye

Former Head, Office for the Consolidation of Democratic Governance, United Nations in Liberia (UNMIL).

Linda J. Beck

Professor of Political Science/Director of International and Global Studies, University of Maine at Farmington.

Jacqueline Copeland Carson

Chief Operations Officer, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, California.

Peter P. Ekeh

Professor Emeritus, Department of African American Studies, State University of New York, Buffalo.

Toyin Falola

Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and Distinguished Teaching Professor, the University of Texas at Austin.

Arthur Onipede Hollist

Associate Professor of English, University of Tampa, Florida.

Mbulelo Mzamane

(28 July 1948 – 16 February 2014), RIP. Former Vice Chancellor and Professor Fort Hare University, South Africa. Madeleine Haas Russell Visiting Professor in Non-Western and Comparative Studies at Brandeis
University, Massachusetts. Learn about his work here.

Anthonia Kalu

Professor, Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages; and, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, University of California, Riverside.

G. Oty Agbajoh Laoye

Associate Professor, Graduate Faculty, Monmouth University, New Jersey.

Immanuel Ness

Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Bertrade Ngo-Ngijol Banoum

Africana Studies and Women’s Studies Program, Lehman College, CUNY.

Jacob K. Olupona

Professor of African and African American Studies and Religion, and Chair, Committee on African Studies, Harvard

Titilayo Ufomata

Provost and Dean of Faculty Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, New York.

Olufemi Vaughan

Geoffrey Canada Professor of Africana Studies & History; Director, Africana Studies Program Bowdoin College, Maine.

Samuel Zalanga

Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Meet the Artist & Image Courtesy


Paul Gbolade Omidiran had his art training at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile- Ife, Osun State, Nigeria where he received the B.A. and M.F.A degrees in 1995 and 2000 respectively. He has to his credit eight solos and several group exhibitions. He has exhibited in Lagos, Kenya, Germany, London and the U.S.A. In 2000, he set up a private studio where he now works as a full time studio artist. Gbolade has also executed a lot of commissioned artistic projects.

Over the years, he has engaged cutting edge methods that explored the use of mixed media, and has now established a magical balance between painting, sculpture, and graphics. Gbolade is a member of Society of Nigerian Artists. He is married to a lawyer and blessed with children. He can be contacted at Omidiran Gallery, no 25, Ede road, a stone’s throw from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Email: gboladeomidiran@yahoo.com
Phone: +234-8034031136
Website: www.gboladeomidiran.com