Participants

Michael Onyebuchi Eze

University of Amsterdam

Michael Onyebuchi Eze teaches African political theory at the University of Amsterdam, is associate faculty at Colorado Christian University, USA (2011 – present), and is a fellow at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at the Center for African Studies and a research associate at the Martin Luther King Jr. Institute, both at Stanford University.He is the founding director of the Center for Leadership and African Diaspora Studies, Covenant University of Nigeria. He was a Stiftung Mercator Foundation Research Fellow at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities) in Essen, Germany, from 2006–2009. He earned his PhD, summa cum laude in History and Cultural Reflection from Universität Witten-Herdecke, Germany (2008),  He received his MA in philosophy from the University of Pretoria, South Africa (2006) and BA Honours in philosophy and classics from the Jesuit School of Philosophy, in Harare, Zimbabwe (2003). He has taught at the universities of Frankfurt, Augsburg and Colorado Christian University. He has published articles in many scientific journals, and he has published two books, “The Politics of History in Contemporary Africa” (2010) and “Intellectual History in Contemporary South Africa” (2010), both from Palgrave-Macmillan. Other scholarly peer reviewed articles include, “Pan Africanism and the Politics of History” (2013), “Pan Africanism: A Brief Intellectual History” (2013), “Humanism as History in Contemporary Africa” (2011), “The Politics of Being a Human Being In Soweto: Identity as a Social Capital” (2011),“I am Because You Are” (2011), “Pan-Africanism and the Politics of History” (2013), “Pan-Africanism: A Brief Intellectual History” (2013), and “I am Because You Are: Cosmopolitanism in the age of Xenophobia” (2017).