Ayodeji Adegbite


Advisor: Gregg Mitman



A research on Ebola has plunged my inquisition further into the realm of other epidemic diseases and global health histories with a focus on Africa. Still all over the place, my interest continue to evolve and take shape as I take one more step, one more class, another conversation with another historian, and read one and another book on issues of responses to epidemics, the ecology of fear that surrounds this amongst other questions that becomes even more questions in my quest for an answer to why the recurrucurence of epidemics in Africa? how have these issues been handled in the past? and how does our past experiences with infectious diseases impinge on the present and the way forward towards a better health security for Africa.


M.A., University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
B.A., University of Ilorin, Nigeria.


  • History of Science, Medicine, and Technology


  • Holtz Center top-up grant