ABOH, Rome, PhD

Dr. Aboh is an African Humanities Postdoctoral (AHP) Fellow, two-time Fellow-in-Residence, and Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Uyo, Nigeria, teaching both language and literature courses.

Adeyemi J. Ademowo, professor of anthropology and cultural studies, holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, an MA in Cultural Anthropology and a PhD in Development Anthropology, all from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Professor Ademowo is an AHP/ACLS 2019 Fellow-in-Residence at the International Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Ghana, Legon; recipient of the African Humanities Program of the ACLS, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018; Senior Fellow, Institute of French Research in Africa, IFRA, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, 2015 and 2014 distinguished alumnus of BIARI, Brown International Institute of Advanced Research, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA.

For over a decade, Professor Ademowo has taught undergraduate and graduate courses/modules such as: Citizenship Education, Nigerian Peoples and Culture, African Philosophy; Society, Culture and Health, African Cultures and Societies, Social Change, African Traditional Approaches to Conflict Management; Nigerian Heritage, Philosophies and Culture of Peace, Conflicts in Multicultural Societies, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict in Multicultural Societies and Organisational Behaviour. He has also supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria where he is currently the Head, Department of Sociology and Social Justice; Editor-in-Chief, Agidigbo: ABUAD Journal of the Humanities and convener, ABUAD African and Diaspora Studies Forum.

Professor Ademowo’s areas of interest and expertise include socio-cultural anthropology, cultural Studies, indigenous knowledge systems, Conflict Studies, human resource studies, African philosophy, Anthropology of space and place as well as Folklore Studies. Aside from teaching and research, he is also a certified and practicing life coach and a Humanist.

Professor Ademowo loves traveling, mentoring and enjoys ‘banters time’ with his wife, ‘Yemisi and children, ‘Damola and ‘Dapo.

Adeyemi Johnson ADEMOWO, PhD


Jude Oluyomi Akanbi is a professor of Old Testament Studies. He earned his Doctorate in Christian Religious Studies from Nigeria’s University of Ibadan. His areas of interest include the Hebrew Bible (History, theology, and literature), Second Temple Period, Decolonial and Postcolonial Studies with special focus on Identity Construct and Heritage Recovery.

Dr. Aragbuwa is a lecturer of English at Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, with research interests in Computer-mediated Discourse Analysis, Critical Dialogism, and Gender-based Violence.



Earning a PhD in cultural anthropology from Uppsala University, Inga-Lill Aronsson is a senior lecturer in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests are heritage, memories, and reconciliation in post-conflict/disaster areas, and longitudinal studies/evaluation of displacement/resettlement. Aronsson is also Board Member for Europe region.

Extensive field experience e.g. in Latin America. Former director of NOHA (Network on Humanitarian Action).

Aronsson has more than 10 years of experience of advanced multi- and interdisciplinary academic work. Her main research interests are conflict and heritage, memory and reconciliation and longitudinal research on involuntary resettlement. She is the former Director of Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA, 2005-2011), and from 2012, Member of The NOHA Steering Committee. She is as well Member of The International Network on Displacement and Resettlement (INDR) and Member of the Research Colloquium, The Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul. Among her past commissions of trust are: Board Member of Forum for Latin American Studies (2015-2017); Member of The Recruitment Board of the Faculty of Arts (2009-2011); and Board Member of the Faculty of Arts (2005-2011), Uppsala University.

Aronsson is gender pro-active and she has initiated several faculty funded gender projects. She has authored and co-edited several publications on negotiations in resettlement, local participation, gender and peace museums.

A native of southern Sweden, Johan Josefsson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Indo-European Linguistics and a Master’s degree in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies (both from Uppsala University in Sweden). His research interests include heritage identity, interpretation, and politics.


Estelita V. LIANITA

Estelita Llanita, a Professional Teacher and acclaimed Lasallian Master Teacher at La Salle Green Hills, is a Licensure Examination for Teachers reviewer at the Sultan Kudarat State University. Her research interests include Heritage Tracking, Advocacy, and Political Networking.
Professor Itumeleng Daniel Mothoagae is the Head of the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies (Formerly known Institute for Gender Studies), College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa. He is an NRF (South African National Research Foundation) C2-rated scholar. He joined UNISA in 2008 in the then Department of New Testament and Early Christian Studies. He serves on various committees (INSTITUTIONAL FORUM, SENEX, INSTITUTIONAL EMPLOYMENT EQUITY FORUM, CHS EXTENDED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, SCHOOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, CHS EMPLOYMENT EQUITY COMMITTEE) within the University. He is a member of the University Council and serves in the following subcommittees: Council Finance, Investment and Estates Committee of Council (FIECoC), Academic and Student Affairs Committee of Council (ASACoC).
Prof Mothoagae is the Local Branch Secretary of APSA-UNISA. In his capacity as the secretary he represents the Union at the Unisa Bargaining Forum (UBF). He is a Senate/ Advisory Board member of St. Augustine College, Johannesburg. I conceptualized and managed a project called Voice and Voicelessness 2011-2015. He is the founder and co-convener of the Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race. He is the co-founder of an NGO called Moagi Mothoagae Foundation; the Foundation is named after his late son Moagi Mothoagae (2016-2019).
He holds the following qualifications: (Bachelor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry, Bachelor of Theology Honours, Master of Theology specializing in New Testament, Post-graduate Diploma in Outcome-Based Assessment in Higher Education and Open Distance Learning, PhD in New Testament). The title of his PhD is A DECOLONIAL REFLECTION ON MOFFAT’S 1840 TRANSLATION OF THE GOSPEL OF LUKE: THE TRANSMUTATION OF MODIMO AND BADIMO.
He has published extensively in National and International Journals. He has served as a guest editor in National and International Journals. He has co-edited books with National and International scholars. He gives annual public Lectures at Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey United States of America.
His fields of specialization are New Testament Ethics, Cultural Translation Studies, Post-colonial Bible Translation, Decoloniality, African Biblical Interpretation, and Cultural Studies. His academic interests are Womanist theories, critical race theory, Black Theology of Liberation, African Ethics, Critical Spatiality Theory, Space and Literature, and Identity Studies.


David OLALI, PhD

An Assistant Director in the African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia, Athens, Dr. David Olali specializes in the abscesses of scripturality and the ontology of comparativity. His work examines scripture phenomena in quotidian life. Before becoming the Founding Director/President of Comparativity and Heritage Studies (CAHS), Dr. Olali was the pioneer Research Fellow in Global Leadership for the T’Ofori-Atta Institute for the Study of the Religious Heritage of the African World at the Interdenominational Theological Center. His Ph.D. in Religion (Critical Comparative Scriptures) was from Claremont Graduate University.

Dr. Goodnews Osah holds a PhD in Political Science. He teaches governance, peace and strategic studies at Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria. A Global Diplomat–an Eminent Peace Ambassador–he has membership with several academic and professional bodies including the West African Political Science Association (WAPSA); Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA); Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP); and the Institute of Industrial Security and Safety of Nigeria (IISSN). Dr. Osah is also Fellow of the Institute of Policy Management Development and the Institute of Management Consultants. He serves as Review Editor and on the editorial board membership of several journals, including the Babcock Journal of the Social Sciences (BJSS), a publication of the Veronica Adeleke School of Social Science, Babcock University; Journal of International Politics and Development (JIPAD), a publication of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Babcock University; and Jos Journal of Conflict Management and Peace Studies published by the Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies, University of Jos and the Asian Social Sciences amongst others.
Dr. Osah is a Course Developer for the National Open University (NOUN) and the Babcock University Centre for Open Distance and e-Learning (BUCODEL). He has attended and facilitated several conferences, workshops and seminars and published over 90 articles in reputable journals and book chapters across the globe in conflict prevention, management and resolution, demilitarisation of ethnic militias, post-conflict peacebuilding, defence and security studies, civil-military relations, oil and gas in world politics, foreign policies and Nigerian governance and politics which are well cited.
Dr. Osah has co-supervised 2 PhD dissertations, 11 MPhil/MSc and over 226 undergraduate final-year projects. He has also served as examiner to 7 PhD panels. and an external examiner at the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State Nigeria.

Goodness OSAH, PhD

Charles E. THOMAS, Jr., PhD

Dr. Charles E. Thomas Jr. is the Director of Online General Education and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Morehouse College. Prior to this dual appointment, Dr. Thomas was the Interim Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, Director of the Certificate Program, Adjunct Professor, and Vice President of Administrative Services at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC). Dr. Thomas was an adjunct professor in Communication at Slippery Rock University; an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication and Rhetoric at Duquesne University and an adjunct assistant professor of Homiletics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Dr. Thomas has over twenty years of pastoral ministry experience. He is the former Senior Pastor of Mt. Carmel Community Baptist Church in Steubenville, OH. He has also held positions as Pastor of Communal Life at Macedonia Baptist Church; Program Director at Macedonia FACE; Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Pitt Gas; Associate Minister at Mt. Olive Baptist Church; Office Manager for the Metro-Urban Institute of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; Youth Counselor at Mel Blount Boys Home; a Steelworker/millwright for 10 years and served in the United States Army for over 5 years.
Reared in Houston, Pennsylvania, Dr. Thomas graduated from Chartiers-Houston High School. He possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Ministry from Geneva College and a Master of Divinity with emphasis in Urban Ministry, Homiletics, and Pastoral Care from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary where he was awarded the Michael Wilson Keith Memorial Prize in Homiletics and the John W. Meister Award in Pastoral Ministry for outstanding preaching and pastoral care abilities. Dr. Thomas received his Ph.D. from the Department of Communication and Rhetoric at Duquesne University. His dissertation is entitled: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Rhetoric of Reconciliation. In addition to several journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Thomas has recently finished a textbook entitled: a 21st Century View of World Religions.