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Adebayo Oyebade
Professor of History

Room 209, Crouch Hall

3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN 37209-1561


Phone: (615) 963-5506

Fax:     (615) 963-5497





Ph.D. (History), Temple University, Philadelphia.

M.A. (History), University of Ife.

B.A. (History & Political Science), University of Ife.


Research Interests


African Security, Conflict Resolution and Management in Africa, Africa’s International Relations, the African Diaspora, African Historiography, and United States Diplomatic History.


Selected Publications (Books)


1. Hot Spot: Sub-Saharan Africa, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2010), co-authored.

2. Yoruba Fiction, Orature, and Culture: Oyekan Owomoyela and African Literature & the Yoruba Experience, (Trenton: Africa World Press, 2010), co-edited.

3. Reflections: Poems of Dreams and Betrayals, (Nashville: Westview, Inc. 2009).

4. Culture and Customs of Angola, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006).

5. The Foundations of Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Toyin Falola, (Trenton: Africa World Press, 2003), edited.

6. The Transformation of Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Toyin Falola, (Trenton: Africa World Press, 2002), edited.

7. Africa after the Cold War: The Changing Perspectives on Security, (Trenton: Africa World Press, 1998), co-edited.

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Major Awards & Research Grants


1. Research Initiative, Supplement, and Enhancement (RISE) Grant.

2. Franklin D. Roosevelt Institute Research Grant.

3. Ford Foundation Grant.

4. The Harry Truman Library Institute Research Grant.

5. The Fulbright.

6. United States Information Agency (USIA) Fellowship.