Tunde Opeibi

FORCE11 Member since July 4, 2017

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Biography

Tunde Opeibi, PhD is Associate Professor (New Media & Digital Cultures) University of Lagos, Nigeria.  He has been Visiting Professor, Chemnitz University of Technology and Senior Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. He has equally been a Visiting DAAD scholar at the  7th European University in Summer School in Digital Humanities, Leipzig University Germany. He was also Visiting Commonwealth Fellow at the Centre for Good Governance, Westminster University, London (2010).

He has also served as Senior Special Assistant to Lagos State Governor on Speech & Communication as well as the head of the Directorate of Speech Duties, Governor’s Office in Lagos, Nigeria.

He is the current founding chair and principal investigator at the Digital Humanities Research Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos. It is important to note that Dr Opeibi’s pioneering effort in Digital Humanities in Nigeria is the first of its kind in the country and the sub-region.

In March 2017, Tunde was elected into the Executive Council of Global Outlook for Digital Humanities (GO::DH). He is also the country (Nigeria) representative of Clarity- an international association promoting plain legal language. He has attended several conferences and presented papers at Digital Humanities Conferences in Germany, Canada and USA.

Tunde is the Convener of the 1st Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities (LSSDH-2017), July 10-15, 2017 at the University of Lagos. 

His research interests are in New Media and Digital Cultures, Discourse Studies, Political Communication  and Sociolinguistics.