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Malik Ade

Doctoral Researcher

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University of Bonn

Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies

"Dependency, Gender and Labour in the Household"

Genscherallee 2

D-53113 Bonn




My research concerns the effects of (pre-colonial) historical experiences on the worldviews, relationships, and inter-beings in Sub-Saharan Africa. My current project, The Domestication of Women, explores the domestic and public roles of middleclass Yoruba Men and women (ca. 17th - ca. 19th centuries) of present day Nigeria. Special focus is on daily human functions and relations in the family, professional, religious and political space as well as the consequences of periodical social phenomena, such as the Atlantic slave trade and series of inter-and-intra ethnic wars, on these functions. More so, I investigate the impact of these changes on men’s and women’s identities, their labour space and remunerations. 

My research employs an interdisciplinary approach by connecting global history with the complex transformations in West African region.


  • 2011 – 2014    BA in English, History and Religion, University of Hannover, Germany
  • 2015 – 2017    MA in African Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany




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