Professor Karin Barber FBA

I am an anthropologist with a particular interest in popular culture, religion, and the verbal arts, both oral and written. Most of my research has been in the Yoruba-speaking area of Nigeria, and I am currently working on early Yoruba print culture.

Elected 2003

UK Fellow
2003
Anthropology

Current post

Professor Emerita of African Cultural Anthropology, University of Birmingham

Past appointments

University of Birmingham Professor Emerita of African Cultural Anthropology

Aug 2017 -

University of Birmingham Professor of African Cultural Anthropology

Jan 1999 -

University of Birmingham Professor of African Cultural Anthropology, University of Birmingham

Jan 1999 - Jan 2017

University of Birmingham Professor of African Cultural Anthropology, University of Birmingham

Jan 1999 - Aug 2017

University of Birmingham Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader

Jan 1985 - Jan 1999

Unknown Unknown Lecturer, University of Ife, Nigeria

Jan 1977 - Jan 1984

Publications

Print Culture and the First Yoruba Novel: I.B.Thomas's 'Life Story of Me, Segilola' and other texts 2012

I could speak until tomorrow: Oriki, Woman and the Past in a Yoruba Town 1991

The Generation of Plays: Yoruba Popular Life in Theatre 2000

Africa's Hidden Histories: Everyday Literacy and Making the Self 2006

The anthropology of texts, persons and publics: oral and written culture in Africa and beyond 2007

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