Dele Layiwola is Professor of African Studies at the University of Ibadan where he was twice director of the university’s Institute of African Studies. He was editor of African Notes, the international journal of the Institute of African Studies. He obtained his PhD in Theatre Studies at the School of English, University of Leeds, and has published extensively in the fields of comparative literature, cultural studies, performance and theatre studies. His publications include four monographs, eight authored or edited books and sixty journal articles and book chapters. One of his recent articles is in the 2023 Routledge Focus anthology titled: “The Local and the Global: Sixty Years of African Studies in Africa.” He has published in other journals as: Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism (Kansas); New Hibernia Review (St. Thomas, Minnesota); Ufahamu (UCLA); Asian and African Studies (Slovak Academy); West African Journal of Archaeology; ODU: A Journal of West African Studies; African Theatre(UK); African Study Monographs (Kyoto, Japan); Critical Stages and H-Net.