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Prof Sati Fwatshak

Sati Fwatshak is professor of African History and currently the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, at the University of Jos, Nigeria, where he has been working since 1990.

Professor Fwatshak is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria.

His research interest and publications are mainly in Nigerian history in particular and African history in general and cover the broad themes of economic and social history.  He is currently carrying out research on the impact of private universities on public ones in Nigeria.

He is author and editor of several books, book chapters and journal articles:

Author: African Entrepreneurship in Jos, central Nigeria, 1902-1985 (Durham: CAP, 2011);

Editor: Contemporary Nigeria: Transitional Agencies of Change 

(Austin: Pan African University Press, 2016)

Co-editor:Beyond Tradition: African Women and Cultural Spaces 

(Trenton: Africa World Press, 2011), 

Co-editor of Popular Ideologies, Modernity and the National Question in Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Professor Monday Y. Mangvwat.

(Jos: University of Jos Press, 2018).

Among his journal articles and book chapters are:

“Poverty in Post-colonial Africa: The Legacy of Contested Perspectives.” In Mike O. Odey and Toyin Falola (eds.), Poverty Reduction Strategies in Africa (New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2017);  

“The Cold War and the Creation of Economic Divergences: Africa and Asia Compared.” In Toyin Falola and Emmanuel Mbah (eds.), Contemporary Africa: Challenges and Opportunities (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); 

“A comparative Analysis of the 19th and 21st Century Religious Conflicts on the Jos Plateau, Central Nigeria” in Swedish Missiological Themes, vol 94 No. 3, (2006).

Professor Fwatshak is a mentor and an editorial board member on the African Humanities Program book publication series.

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