University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Egodi Uchendu is Professor of History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She has worked as a researcher in the U.S. and several locations in Europe since 2001; funded by the Fulbright, AvH (Germany), A. G. Leventis Foundation and others. 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. Her publications include Islam in the Niger Delta, 1890-2017: A Synthesis of the Accounts of Indigenes and Migrants (2018), Dawn for Islam in Eastern Nigeria: A History of the Arrival of Islam in Igboland (2011), and Women and Conflict in the Nigerian Civil War (2007). Among her edited works are Masculinities in Contemporary Africa (2008), New Face of Islam in Eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin: Essays in Honour of Simon Ottenberg (2012), and, with other scholars, Perspectives on Leadership in Africa (2010) and Studies in Igbo History (2016). A former editor of the Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria (2014-2018), she currently directs the Centre for Policy Studies and Research, leads the African Humanities Research and Development Circle (AHRDC), is on the editorial team of History in Africa and is a collaborative member of the Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge. For more information, visit www.egodiuchendu.com.