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Distinguished Speakers Series-Toyin Falola

February 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Photo of Toyin Falola in African Garb

Toyin Falola, Ph.D., is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.  A recipient of ten honorary doctorates, an annual conference has been named after him: TOFAC (Toyin Falola Annual Conference on Africa and the African Diaspora). The Association of Third World Studies has named its annual best book after him as the Toyin Falola Prize for the best book on Africa. He has contributed to various academic associations, once serving as the President of the African Studies Association. He has a forthcoming book, In Praise of Greatness: The Poetics of African Adulation.