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Ehiedu E.G. Iweriebor

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Professor Ehiedu E.G. Iweriebor has been teaching at the university level since the late 1970s. He was educated at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria from where he received his B.A (Hons) and M.A. in History. He received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, New York. He is an intellectual historian, and his areas of research, writing and teaching include the history of Nigerian and African Radicalism; Pan-Africanism, Nationalism; Ancient Africa and the history of contemporary African political and economic development. His current research is on contemporary African economic history, with special emphasis on innovative endogenous responses to economic crises, technological development, the growth of autocentric perspectives and practices among Nigerian intelligentsia and entrepreneurs and the emergence of new economic sub-sectors and of a new dialectical economic environment in Africa.

He has taught at several universities in Nigeria and the United States, including the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and as an Adjunct Lecturer at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Between 1990-1994, he was Assistant Professor, Department of History, and pioneer Chair, Department of African Studies, Manhattanville College, Purchase. He has been at Hunter College since 1994, where he is currently Full Professor and Chair, Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/ Latino Studies. He has developed courses in the history of contemporary Africa and Modern Nigeria.

Dr. Iweriebor has published extensively including scholarly articles, popular essays on aspects of African development, books and book chapters. He has contributed important synthetic chapters to volumes 4 and 5 of Africa (5 volumes) published by Carolina Academic Press, the new major textbook for teaching African history in the United States. His books include:

  1. Radical Politics in Nigeria: The Significance of the Zikist Movement, 1945- 1950. (Zaria: Ahmadu Bello University Press, 1996) 
  2. The Age of Neo-Colonialism in Africa. (Ibadan: African Book Builders, 1997).
  3. ______ with Martin I. Uhomoibhi, UN Security Council: A Case for Nigeria’'s Membership. (Lagos: Time Books, 1999)  
  4. The Machinery Industry and the Challenge of Sustainable Industrialization in Nigeria. (Lagos: Nigeria Economic Summit Group, 2003).
  5. Nigerian Technology Development Since Independence. (Ibadan: BookBuilders, 2004)

He is currently completing work on a number of book projects including Nigeria in Transformation and African Liberated Development.

Professor Iweriebor belongs to several professional associations including the African Studies Association (ASA) USA. He is an active participant in groups, conferences and events geared to the production and propagation of innovative ideas and non-dependent strategies, programs and blueprints for Africa’s self-directed development.

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