Yusuf Madugu is Senior Lecturer with the Department of History, Bayero University Kano, where he also did his bachelor and master’s degree in social economic history before doing his PhD at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (ABU). His interest in multidisciplinary scholarship and scholarly discourse drove him to develop networks within and outside his University. He is the co-editor with Njogu Morgan of the research-publication project Cycling Cities: The African Experience and the “African Urban Mobility” research network.
His research focusses on the socio-economic aspects of sustainable urban mobility practices in a historical perspective focusing on trade and transport. His publications include “Continuity and Change in City Bus Service and Urban Mobility in Kano Metropolis 1967-2015,” in African Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 1, no. 2 (2019): 138-149; “Filling the Mobility Gaps: Shared Taxi Industry in Kano, Nigeria,” Journal of Transport History 39, no. 1 (June 2018): 41-54; “A History and Impact of Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, 1925-2012,” in Kano Studies, A Journal of Savannah & Sudanic Research 3, no 1 (April 2018): 145-162; “The Impact of Railway on the Expansion of Production and Export of Groundnuts in Kano 1903-1930,” Journal of Nigeria Transport History vol, 1, no 1 (2018): 24-37; “Biographies of Selected Transport Entrepreneurs in Kano,” ASUU Journal of Humanities 4, no 1&2, (June & December 2017): 157-178; “Transportation and Economic Transformation of Kano Metropolis 1967-2012,” Bayero Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 3, no. 8 (December 2014): 169-198.