Notre Dame University



Peter F. Adebayo, PhD

Dr. Peter F. Adebayo, an Associate Researcher with LERC, is a Senior lecturer at the Department of History and International Studies, at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State in Nigeria. His PhD dissertation was on the Lebanese in Nigeria: The Lebanese and the Economy of Lagos, 1890-1980. Dr Adebayo was a 2003 Fulbright Scholar at the New York University's prestigious Multinational Institute of American Studies (MIAS) where he successfully completed a certificate course on ‘Civilization of the United States of America’. In 2005, he won the Advanced Research Fellowship Program Award from the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). As a laureate of CODESRIA, he has been working on Lebanese migrants who have returned from Nigeria to two export migrant villages of Miziara in the North and Jwaya in the South of Lebanon, focusing on family and village transnational networking. He is also preparing an annotated bibliography on the Lebanese Emigration to Nigeria and assisting LERC in establishing academic relations with the University of Ilorin and community relations with the Lebanese-Nigeria Diaspora. In 2006 he was selected to participate in the second session of the Florence School of Euro-Mediterranean Migration & Development in Florence, Italy. He belongs to several national and international bodies. He is the Secretary of American Studies Association of Nigeria (ASAN) (Unilorin Branch). He is the founding President of the African Network of Global History (ANGH-RAHM) as well as the coordinator of the African Refugees Foundation (AREF, Kwara State). He became a knight of Saint Mulumba (KSM) in 2012.  He has had many jointly published in highly reputable local and international journals with Professor Emmanuel O.OJO of the Department of Lagos State University in Lagos, Nigeria.