Ngozi Edeagu

Lecturer II

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Programme History and Strategic Studies
Department History and Strategic Studies
Faculty Humanities

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Ngozi Edeagu is currently on study leave. She is undertaking doctoral studies as a 2019 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) GSSP recipient at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. There she is affiliated to the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) and the Department of African History. She is also engaged in several initiatives at the university and the city to educate Germans about modern Africa, one conversation at a time. For instance, she participates in the Afrika@School programme which seeks to “relativise and deconstruct the clichés that can be found about Africa in most Bavarian and German school books and minds.”


Her doctoral research, ‘Writing back to Empire: Newspapers, Non-Elites and Decolonisation in the Global Public Sphere, 1937-1957,’ examines how non- and semi-literate people supported the decolonisation process in colonial Nigeria. Using the often neglected bottom-top analytical approach, this research investigates how non-elite groups (loosely defined as semi- and non-literate groups) in colonial Nigeria from 1937 to 1957 engaged with and shaped the decolonisation agenda using a local newspaper. This research has significance beyond academia. For development practitioners, it will help reduce (information) inequalities and increase community participation by demonstrating how news content was historically disseminated, digested and debated particularly in the absence of modern technology, infrastructure and wide spread illiteracy that still exists today. For African national governments, it will provide useful contexts in understanding the socio-economic environments that have led people to debate and act on issues that affect them.


While at AE-FUNAI university, she was a two-term Chair of the Faculty of Humanities Public Relations and Information Committee. In that capacity she raised one million naira for a faculty project from the prestigious Tony Elumelu Foundation and helped organise several faculty conferences and events. She has been peer reviewing for a Taylor and Francis academic journal since 2017 based on solicitation. Ngozi has also supervised a number of undergraduate final and third year research projects at the Department of History and Strategic Studies.


Before her entry into academia, Ngozi Edeagu worked over ten years in the corporate sector for global institutions like Citi Nigeria and the Oxford University Press, UK and as a school administrator for a COBIS (Council of British International Schools) institution in Nigeria. She also has a strong interest in impacting and improving educational opportunities for young people in Nigeria through higher education and/or public policy avenues.


Ngozi Edeagu holds a first class honours degree in history from the University of Nigeria and a Masters in African History from the University of Oxford.

Academic Qualifications

S/N Institutions attended degree(s) awarded year
1 University of Bayreuth phd in african history (in view) 2023
2 university of oxford msc in african studies 2009
3 university of nigeria, nsukka ba in history (first class honours) 2001

research interests

1 (Higher) education
2 colonial and post-colonial history
3 global history
4 elites and non-elite groups
5 Africa


Membership of professional bodies

1 Historical society of nigeria


1 n. Edeagu, ‘Critiquing Witness Testimonies in African Colonial History: A Study of the Women’s War of 1929,’ Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria 26 (2017): 40-64
2 O. Ezezika, J. Oh, N. Edeagu, and W. Boyo, ‘Gamification of Nutrition: A Preliminary Study on the Impact of Gamification on Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior of Adolescents in Nigeria,’ Nutrition and Health (July 2018)
3 N. Edeagu, ‘Ígbo Women: Gender and Sexuality,’ in A History and Culture of Igbo People from Earliest Times to the Present, edited by C.J. Korieh and R.C. Njoku (2018, Forthcoming)
4 E. Uchendu and N. Edeagu, “Introduction,” in Gender and Patriarchy in Africa: Discourses, Practices, and Policies edited by E. Uchendu and N. Edeagu (Lexington Books, Forthcoming)



2 africa multiple cluster of excellence, university of bayreuth, germany
3 Department of african history, faculty of humanities and social sciences, university of bayreuth, germany
4 model african union organisation, university of bayreuth, germany
5 african union workgroup, bigsas, university of bayreuth, germany
6 crg african history group, aegis (application in progress)


grants and fellowships

1 DAAD Graduate school scholarship programme (GSSP)
2 Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND) Conference Attendance Sponsorship


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