Professor Peju Layiwola Receives Congratulations from UNILAG VC on Winning ACASA Elections, LSA Awards
|Prof. Peju Olayiwola|
Faith Ojo and Hameed Agunbiade-Sulaimon
Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe FAS, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has congratulated Professor Peju Layiwola on emerging the 21st President of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) as well as being honoured with the 2021 Lagos Studies Association, (LSA) Distinguished Scholar Award.
Professor Peju Layiwola of the Creative Arts Department in the The University of Lagos won the elections and was announced the 21st President of ACASA at the close of the virtual triennial of the Council. This held between the 16th of June to the 20th of June, 2021. Her award, however, was formally presented on the 26th of June, 2021 at the LSA Virtual Conference closing ceremony.
According to the official website of the University, her research interests highlight how daily customs contribute to an overall tapestry of empathetically considering one's identity and history. It also "positions the 'ordinary' within complicated historical and socio-cultural contexts, uncovering the inherent richness and density of everyday tradition."
The Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) is a multinational scholarly organization that promotes better comprehension of all the forms of African material and expressive culture. It equally pushes for contact and cooperative work with African artists and scholars at home and abroad.
The Lagos Studies Association (LSA), on the other hand, is an international body of academics and non-academics who are focused on Lagos and its citizens.
Preceding Professor Peju Layiwola on her distinguished LSA award are such individuals as Jonathan Haynes, Kristin Mann, and Ayodeji Olukoju.