Dr. Egodi Uchendu

Dr. Egodi Uchendu is Professor of History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She received her doctorate in Social History (Women’s History precisely), a Master’s degree in Political History, and a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Nigeria. Her research revolves around women in conflict situations, men and masculinities and their relation to women, African historiography, and emerging Muslim communities in Eastern Nigeria. Professor Uchendu’s books include Women and Conflict in the Nigerian Civil War; Masculinities in Contemporary AfricaDawn for Islam in Eastern Nigeria: A History of the Arrival of Islam in Igboland, with a special Nigerian edition published 2012; New Face of Islam in Eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin: Essays in Honour of Simon Ottenberg, among others. Professor Uchendu has been editor and co-editor of different scholarly journals including History in Africa: A Journal of Debates, Methods, and Source Analysis and Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria. She has been Director of the B. I. C. Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies and Research, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and the CODESRIA Gender Institute, Dakar, Senegal.

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