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Olufemi Taiwo


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Olúfémi Táíwò 

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Academic focus: Africa and Modernity; late transitions to modernity in Africa, Europe and Asia; African political thought; law and philosophy

Previous positions: Lecturer\Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, 1986-1990 

Rockefeller Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Africana Studies & Research Center, Cornell University, 1990-1991

Assistant\Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Loyola University, 1991-2001

Visiting Professor, Institut fur Afrika Studien, Universitat Bayreuth, Germany, 1999 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies, University of Virginia, 2000-2001

Associate Professor, Philosophy and the University Core, Seattle University, 2001-2002

Professor, Department of Philosophy and Global African Studies Program, Director, Global African Studies Program, Seattle University, 2002-2012

Academic background: 

B.A., History and philosophy, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria, 1978

M.A., Philosophy, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria, 1981 

M.A., Philosophy, University of Toronto, Canada, 1982

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Toronto, Canada, 1986