Falola, Toyin

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FALOLA, Toyin. Nigerian, b. 1953. Genres: History, Area studies. Career: Elementary schoolteacher in Pahayi, Nigeria, 1970-71; high school teacher in Ibadan, Nigeria, 1973; Government College, Makurdi, Nigeria, high school teacher, 1976-77; Public Service Commission of Oyo State, Nigeria, administrative officer, 1977; University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria, lecturer, 1981-85, senior lecturer, 1985-88; Cambridge University, England, research fellow, 1988-89; Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, senior research fellow and coordinator of a project in oral documentation, 1989; York University, Downsview, Ontario, professor of history, 1990-91; University of Texas at Austin, professor of African history, 1991-; guest lecturer at colleges and universities worldwide. Publications: (with others) Islam and Christianity in West Africa, 1983; (with others) Summary of West African History, 1983; The Political Economy of a Pre-Colonial African State: Ibadan, 1830-1900, 1984; (with others) The Military in Nineteenth-Century Yoruba Politics, 1984; (with others) The Rise and Fall of Nigeria's Second Republic, 1979-1984, 1985; Politics and Economy in Ibadan, 1893-1945, 1989; (coauthor) A History of Nigeria, Vol. I: Nigeria Before 1800, 1989, Vol. II: Nigeria in the Nineteenth Century, 1991, Vol. III: Nigeria in the Twentieth Century, 1992; Yoruba Historiography, African Studies Program, 1991; (with others) The Military Factor in Nigeria, 1994; (with others) Religious Impact on the Nation State: The Nigerian Predicament, 1995; Development Planning and Decolonization in Nigeria, 1996. EDITOR: (co-) Rural Development Problems in Nigeria, 1992; (and author of intro.) Pioneer, Patriot, and Patriarch: Samuel Johnson and the Yoruba People, 1993. EDITOR/CO-EDITOR & CONTRIBUTOR: Nigeria: Peoples, States, and Culture, 1986; Transport Systems in Nigeria, 1986; A History of West Africa, 1987; Britain and Nigeria: Exploitation or Development?, 1987; (with Ihonvbere) Nigeria and the International Capitalist System, 1988; Obafemi Awolowo: The End of an Era?, 1988; Modern Nigeria, 1990; (with Olupona) Religion and Society in Nigeria: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, 1991; (with Ityavyar) The Political Economy of Health in Africa (monograph), 1992; (with Law) Warfare and Diplomacy in Pre-Colonial Nigeria, 1992; Child Health in Nigeria: The Impact of a Depressed Economy, 1994; Pawnship in Africa: Debt Bondage in Historical Perspective, 1994. Contributor to books. Contributor to history and African studies journals. Address: Department of History, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, U.S.A.