Dr. Ehiedu E.G. Iweriebor is a professor of history in the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA. He is an intellectual historian and consultant on development strategy. He was educated at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria from where he received his BA (Hons) and MA in history. He received his M Phil and PhD degrees in history from Columbia University, New York. His areas of research, writing and teaching include the history of Nigerian and African Radicalism; Pan-Africanism, Nationalism; Ancient Africa and the history of contemporary African political and economic development. His current research is on contemporary African development, with special emphasis on innovative endogenous responses to economic crises, new economic sectors and sub-sectors, and technological development in new dialectical economic environment in Africa.
He has been teaching at the university level since the late 1970s. He has taught at several universities in Nigeria and the United States, including the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, and as an adjunct lecturer at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Between 1990-1994 he was an assistant professor in the Department of History and pioneer chair in the Department of African Studies at Manhattanville College in Purchase. He has been at Hunter College since 1994, where he is currently full professor, and was chair of the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies from 2002-2014.
Dr. Iweriebor has published extensively including scholarly articles, popular essays, books, book chapters and monographs on aspects of African history, culture and development. He contributed important synthetic chapters to volumes 4 and 5 of Africa (5 volumes) published by Carolina Academic Press, the new major textbook for teaching African history in the United States.
He has written and co-edited several books and monographs, including: Nigeria’s March to Nationhood: Nation building and the Challenges of Sectionalism, Security, Integration and Advancement, Abuja, 2013; Radical Politics in Nigeria: The Significance of the Zikist Movement, 1945- 1950. (Zaria: Ahmadu Bello University Press, 1996); The Age of Neo-Colonialism in Africa. (Ibadan: African Book Builders, 1997); Nigerian Technology Development Since Independence. (Ibadan: Book Builders, 2004; Ehiedu Iweriebor and Martin Uhomoibhi, (eds.) Effective and Affirmative Representation of Nigeria: Guidelines for Newly Appointed Ambassadors, Ibadan: Book Builders, 2013; Dangote and Pan-African Economic Transformation: Ibadan, Book Builders, (Forthcoming). He is currently completing work on several book projects including Liberated Africa; Nigeria in Transformation and Nigerian Radical Tradition, 1930s-1960.
Dr. Iweriebor belongs to several professional associations including the African Studies Association (ASA) USA. He is an active participant in groups, conferences and events geared to the production and propagation of innovative development ideas and non-dependent strategies, programs and blueprints for Africa’s self-directed development. Professor Iweriebor is the developer, advocate and a propagator of some radical and fresh concepts and ideas for Africa’s renewal including: Liberated Africa; African Liberated Development, African Agency in African Development, Nigeria-centricity, the Affirmative Nigeria Narrative and the Affirmative Africa Narrative.