Uche Uwaezuoke Okonkwo

Dr. Uche Uwaezuoke Okonkwo, (PhD History and Strategic Studies of the University of Lagos, Nigeria and recipient of a University of Lagos Graduate Fellowship) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and International Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has authored and edited over 12 edited books and monographs including We Drank Palm Wine Until They Arrived: A Socio Economic History of Southeastern Nigeria (New Jersey: Goldline and Jacobs, 2017).

His articles include, ‘‘Implications of Missionary Education for Women in  Nigeria: A Historical AnalysisJournal of International Women’s  Studies 10 no 2 (November 2008): 186-197 M.N.E Ezeh; “The Advertisement of Alcohol in Colonial and Post Colonial Times in Southern Nigeria,’’ Journal of Historical Sociology 31 (March 2018); “Not Every Extra Marital Sex is Adultery: An Ethno Historical Survey of the Igbo of Southeastern Nigeria,’’Trames 23, no. 3 (73/68) (2019): 41-50; “The Pursuit of Historical Objectivity in the Claim that the Jews Killed Jesus Christ,”Trames 23, no. 4 (73/68) (2019): 425–437; “Herbert Macaulay as the Father of Nigeria’s Nationalism: A Historical Misnomer and Misogyny Regarding the Role of Igbo Women in the Decolonization Process,” Journal of International Women’s Studies21, no. 1 (2020): 172-184; The Gender Question and the Involvement of Women in Pre-Colonial Igbo Warfare in Equiano’s Interesting Narratives,” Journal of International Women’s Studies 22, no. 5 (2021): 116-127.

He is a Nigerian Social Historian with a research interest in Cycling History, Health History, Music and Popular Cultural Studies, Gender, and Sexual Studies, Church History, Igbo Studies, Slave Studies. Sports History, Alcohol and Commodity Marketing. He is forthcoming book is on the Rise and Eclipse of Bicycles in the Transport History of Nigeria.