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Department of History


Adedoyin Adekunle

Title: Graduate Student
M.A, Public History
Department: Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences
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BA in History, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Adedoyin is a Second Year Public History Graduate interested in the use of photography as a useful tool in cataloguing, historic preservation, and interpretation over contingent use as a subversive propaganda in museum documentary. Her research interest looks to focus on the adoption of photography in the interpretation of African American History viz-a-viz the TransAtlantic World, with concentration in Material Cultural Studies and Archival Silences.

She was born and raised in a city in Southwestern region of Nigeria, Ibadan, Oyo State albeit originally hails from Edunabon, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Captivated by euphoria in the museum, during her undergraduate studies in Nigeria, she took a five-week intensive course in the National Museum of Unity, Ibadan, where she learnt about the science and techniques infused into the Yoruba’s traditional textile making “adire”. Also, with her love for photography, over time, she collected the history of the only suspended lake in Africa bedded at Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria, using tourist databases orally and photographically.

Continuing in the light of her undergraduate studies, she centered her interest in Women and Gender Studies and in view of this, carried out her undergraduate research in the educational sector of Nigeria while incorporating the role of women in this field. To this end, she was awarded three academic excellence awards from the Department of History, University of Ibadan.

Outside her academic research and interests, Adedoyin has had the opportunity to broaden her scope through various volunteering opportunities in the field of humanities and health. 

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