Gender Studies in Nigeria: Growth and Institutional Contexts of Semi-autonomous Centres
The study discussed a micro-level dimension of the institutionalization of Gender Studies (GS) in Nigeria, emphasizing the growth of semi-autonomous centres over the last two decades. It focused on a case study of one particular centre; the Centre for Human Rights and Gender Education (CHURGE), based in Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) in the southwest of the country, offering an analysis of how funding, institutional politics, and a dearth of specialist researchers have shaped the evolution of GS in 21st century in Nigeria. The study employed a qualitative research approach with samples purposively selected among researchers at CHURGE. Although there are merits obtainable in having academics from diverse backgrounds work on gender issues, the study concluded that there is the need to employ the services of specialist researchers to enhance the activities of the centre.
"Gender Studies in Nigeria: Growth and Institutional Contexts of Semi-autonomous Centres,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 23:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol23/iss2/2