Ibrahim Anoba

Photo of Ibrahim sitting down, looking straight into the camera. He is wearing white and a beaded necklace. A notebook rests in his lap.

Position Title
D.E. in African Diaspora Studies
History Graduate Group


Ibrahim Anoba is a doctoral student of African history in pursuit of a designated emphasis in African and African American studies at the University of California, Davis. He was born and raised between Lagos Island and Ikorodu. Ibrahim is an African affairs analyst with media interests in human rights and the political economy of modern Africa. His broad academic research interest is in the evolution and responses of Yoruba social institutions to European colonization in the nineteenth century.

Selected published works

1. Anoba, I. B. (2022) "Odù Ifá in Transition: Contemplating Boundary Mechanisms in Discursive and Critical Appreciation of the Ifá Corpus," Journal of Religion in Africa vol. 52, no. 1, 195-219.

2. Anoba, I. B. (2022) "Africa shall stretch her hands unto God: Ethiopianism as a Pan-African Religious Freedom Movement (1880–1940)," Journal of Church and State vol. 64, no. 1, 42-65.

3. Anoba, I. B. (2021) "Pan-Africanism: A History, by Hakim Adi," book review, African Historical Review, 1-3.