A Professor of Development Communication at the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Ayobami Ojebode will on Thursday, September 5, 2019 deliver his inaugural lecture at the Lakeside Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan.

He will be speaking on, “In Search of Muted Voices for the Mirage Named Development”.

Ojebode, born November 1, 1970, is the third professor in the Department of Communication and Language Arts to present his inaugural lecture.

His research focus is about the study of indigenous, mass and other communication media in the context of Nigeria’s political, economic, environmental, social and development peculiarities.

The Professor of communication, who has over 70 publications, bagged his PhD in Development Communication in 2002 from the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan.

He joined the Department of Communication and Language Arts in 1997 as a teaching assistant, got appointed as an Assistant lecturer in 2000.

He rose through the ranks and was promoted professor in 2013.

He once served as the Acting Head, Department of Communication and Language Arts before he was substantively appointed the Head of Department in 2016.

He has also served the department, Faculty of Arts and the University in various capacities.

He was the Coordinator of the graduate programmes (MA, MCA, Ph.D) of the Department of Communication and Language Arts, between 2007-2010; Editor of Research Frontiers, a publication of the Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan, Nigeria since 2006; Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Communication and Language Arts since 2007; Member, Editorial Board of The Premier, a newsletter of the University of Ibadan since 2008.

He has also been consultant researcher and facilitator to a number of local and international organisations including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Panos Institute West Africa (Dakar).

He was a visiting Fellow to the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, the Netherlands in 2011; Honouree: Page Legacy Scholar; Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication, The Pennsylvania State University, USA (2010/2011); Grantee: Arthur W. Page/Johnson Grant for Research on Ethics in Public Communication (2010/2011); Visiting Research Fellow, African Studies Centre, University of Leiden, the Netherlands(January – March, 2010); Visiting Scholar: Department of Film/Video and Media Studies, College of Communications, the Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA (July – December 2008); Visiting Scholar: University of Oxford Centre for Research in Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (November-December 2007).

Ridwan Fasasi


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