Herr PhD Georg Olusola Ajibade

Einladende Institution: Afrikanistik II
Aufenthalt: 01. April 2011 - 30. Juni 2011
Informationen zur Person: George Olusola Ajibade’s research visit in Bayreuth, under the auspices of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, was renewed for three months from April to June 2011. Being associated with the Chair of African Linguistics II, he made forward progress on his project on “Yorùbá verbal arts, popular culture and HIV/AIDS pandemic”. He not only profited from the excellent library of our university but also from the possibilities offered by the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS). During his stay, Ajibade became a BIGSAS-associated postdoc. A number of junior fellows in BIGSAS, from the fields of anthropology, cognitive linguistics and translation studies are working on different aspects of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and Ajibade’s stay provided a very good opportunity for the exchange of ideas with junior and senior colleagues in Bayreuth, to their mutual benefit. In his presentation on “Same Sex relationship in Yoruba culture and Orature” in the African Languages and Literatures Research Colloquium, he presented some aspects of his work to a wider interested public.