Narratives of Terror and the Challenge of Trauma in Nigeria’s Boko Haram Ravaged Northeast

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (7:00 PM – 9:30 PM)
Fondren Science Building, Room 158 (map)


Dr. Philip Ademola Olayoku

Dr. Olayoku has his PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and served as a Senior Programme Officer for the Center for Democracy and Development in Abuja, Nigeria, where he worked on issues of transitional justice with the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union on a MacArthur Foundation sponsored project. He is a 2017 African Studies Association Presidential Fellow and 2015  Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Young African Scholar. His research has been sponsored by the Kukah Foundation and the French Institute for Research in Africa. He has published with African Studies Review, African-East Asian Affairs, and has a forthcoming publication in African Notes.

Sponsored by: Dedman College African Studies, William P. Clements Department of History and the Department of World Languages and Literature


The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

RegisterIf you are interested in joining the Tower Center Forum, please contact Bora Laci at blaci@smu.edu.