Saheed Aderinto


Professor Saheed Aderinto has published 8 books, 37 journal articles and book chapters, 40 encyclopedia articles, and 20 book reviews. He is the author of Animality and Colonial Subjecthood in Africa: The Human and Nonhuman Creatures of Nigeria (Ohio University Press/New African Histories Series, 2021); Guns and Society in Colonial Nigeria: Firearms, Culture, and Public Order (Indiana University Press, January 2018) and When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958 (University of Illinois Press, 2015)–Winner of the 2016 Nigerian Studies Association’s Book Award Prize for the “most important scholarly book/work on Nigeria published in English language.”

His other books include, Children and Childhood in Colonial Nigerian Histories (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015,edited); African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations (ABC-CLIO, 2017, edited); Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History (University of Rochester Press, 2010, co-authored) and The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Ayodeji Olukoju (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, co-edited). In addition, his works have appeared in leading Africanist and specialist journals including, the Canadian Journal of African StudiesJournal of Imperial and Commonwealth History; Journal of the History of SexualityJournal of Colonialism and Colonial HistoryHistory in Africa: A Journal of Method; Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s StudiesAfrica: The Journal of the International African Institute; the Journal of Social History; and the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, among others. He is writing a book on the history of Fuji. Aderinto is the Founding President of the Lagos Studies Association.