Ayodeji Adegbite

Position title: TA: History of Science 213 with Professor Keller

Email: aadegbite@wisc.edu

Advisor: Gregg Mitman

Office: 4260 Mosse Humanities Building
Mailbox: 4036 Mosse Humanities Building
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00-3:00pm

Ayodeji Adegbite headshot


My research interests generally include the history of health, infectious diseases, and environmental and social change in Africa. My MA thesis explored how colonial infrastructures and knowledge shaped the geography of yellow fever in British West Africa and the changing understandings in its transmission and control. In the past, I researched “The Lagos State Management of The Ebola Crises and Its Implications on Health Security” at the Center for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin where I examined the social, political and international responses to the 2015 Ebola crises in Nigeria and how it affected the theory and practice of health security. My broader interest includes global health history and environmental humanities.


M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
B.A., University of Ilorin, Nigeria.


  • History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
  • African History

MA Title

  • “The Historical Epidemiology of Yellow Fever in West Africa 1800 – 1930.”

Selected Publications


  • University Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2018.
  • Holtz Center Grant Recipient, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2018.

Professional Affiliations

  • Lagos Studies Association
  • Society for Peace Studies and Practice, Nigeria

Courses Taught as TA

  • MHB 213: Global Environmental Health in Spring 2021