Wale Adebanwi appointed Rhodes Professorship in Race Relations, University of Oxford

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Wale Adebanwi - Rhodes Scholar in Oxford University - Feature

What did we say? What did we tell you? Did we not say that we would claim ALL of our children? No matter where they were in the world? That every Nigerian doing great things and elevating the profile of our people would be celebrated on this here news platform? So please bear with us as we puff out our chests with pride as another of our sons, Wale Adebanwi, slays in the academic world.

Wale Adebanwi, a Nigerian academic, has been appointed to the prestigious Rhodes Professorship in Race Relations in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Before this though, the accomplished scholar has been a very busy bee. He is currently a professor at the University of California in the States and is about to be the next Director of the African Studies Centre of Britain’s oldest university.

Given that the Rhodes Professor in Race Relations is adjudged “a scholar of international distinction with an outstanding record of research publications in the field of African (sub Saharan) Studies and a proven track record of leadership in research and teaching”, it is amazing that Wale Adebanwi is the first Black man to occupy the distinguished chair and that makes this achievement exponentially more important.

You can read all about his academic career and accomplishments here >> but suffice to say we are immensely, immensely proud of you, sir.

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