Case study: Temi Alanamu, 3rd Year PhD Student

Supervisor: Dr Stacey Hynd

My research explores gender regimes in African societies before and during colonisation. It focuses on the Yoruba of South Western Nigeria, examining the uneasy compromise between local understandings of gender and the introduction of imperial concepts. This line of enquiry is crucial to the study of Imperial and Global history as it explores regional resistance to and adaptation of continuous and relentless changes in global gender discourses. I chose Exeter for my doctoral study because of its diverse history department and its encouragement of interdisciplinary collaboration that is essential for the study of gender in Africa. With the establishment of the Centre for Imperial and Global History, I am enthused by the prospect of further interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues from other departments, such as Sociology and Politics and International Relations.