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Dr Añulika Agina

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Añulika Agina
Centre for Creative Industries, Media and Screen Studies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Dr Añulika Agina
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Biography

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nigerian Screen Worlds, a subset of the African Screen Worlds: Decolonising Film and Screen Studies Project funded by the ERC at SOAS, University of London.

My background is in media and communication studies with a focus on Nigerian film and culture, which I have been researching since 2009 at the Pan-Atlantic University (PAU), Lagos. There, I co-convened several conferences and roundtables on Nigerian film with scholars and filmmakers on an annual basis.

In 2015, I obtained a PhD in Nigerian film from the University of Westminster, where I co-organised African film conferences for three years. My research interests include representations of the past and conflict in film, which my PhD explored, reception studies, media effects, cinema-going cultures in Nigeria and Ghana, film and social change, and the variety of screens through which audiences engage with African film. I was a recipient of the African Film Fellowship at the University of Cape Town in 2016. Thereafter, I co-edited African Film Cultures in 2017 and published the first article fully devoted to contemporary cinema-going in Lagos in 2019.

Publications

Journal Articles 

  • Agina, A. (2019b). Cinema-going in Lagos: three locations, one film, one weekend. Journal of African Cultural Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/ 13696815.2019.1615871
  • Agina, A. (2018) Black November (2012) and its social-change potential: reactions from the audience, Critical African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/21681392.2018.1463143
  • Agina, A. & Ekwevugbe, A. (2017c). Celebrity Endorsement of Political Aspirants and its Effects on College Students in Lagos. Journal of African Media Studies. 9:3, 487-505
  • Agina, A. (2016a). An Ideological Reading of Nollywood's 'History' Films (1967- 1998). Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies, 26:1, 113-133
  • Agina, A. (2013) The Niger Delta in Nigerian video films, Critical African Studies, 5:2, 79-91, DOI: 10.1080/21681392.2013.815054
  • Agina, A. (2011). Reception of storytelling techniques in Nollywood films among culturally literate Nigerian youths, Journal of Communication and Media Research, 3:2, 65-81

Book/Film Reviews

  • Agina, A. (2019c). Review of Nollywood: Popular Culture and Narratives of Youth Struggles in Nigeria by Paul Ugor. Journal of African Cinemas.10:3, 255-257
  • Agina, A. (2017a). Review of Nollywood Central by Jade Miller. Black Camera, 8:2, 295-297
  • Agina, A. (2012b). Review of Kunle Afolayan’s The Figurine. SMC Journal of Media and Culture (online)

Book Chapters

  • Agina, A. (2019c). Izu Ojukwu, Nollywood and the Social Change Imperative. In L. Oso, R. Olatunji, O. Omojola & S. Oyeroa. Beyond fun: Media entertainment, politics and development in Nigeria (pp. 275 - 286). Lagos: Malthouse Press Limited
  • Agina, A (2017b) NFVCB's Ban of Fuelling Poverty: Political Move or National Security? In W. Mano, B. Knorpp & A. Agina. African Film Cultures. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.223-240
  • Agina, A. (2016b). Questioning Methods of Nollywood Studies. In O. Okome and M. Okhakhu (Eds.) Media Studies in Nigeria: Genesis and Detours. Ibadan: Stirling-Horden Publishers Ltd. pp. 295-310

Edited Book

  • Mano, W., Knorpp, B. & Agina, A. (Eds.) (2017b). African Film Cultures. Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Other

  • Agina, A. (2012a). Film: A tool for social integration and tourism development. Nigerian Film Corporation, Abuja

Teaching

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  • Africa
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  • Nigeria
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Publications

Articles

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Agina, Anulika (2020) 'Cinema-going in Lagos: three locations, one film, one weekend'. Journal of African Cultural Studies, (32) 2, pp 131-145.

Agina, Anulika (2018) 'Black November (2012) and its social-change potential: reactions from the audience'. Critical African Studies, (10) 2, pp 212-225.

AGINA, Anulika and EKWEVUGBE, Akpevwe (2017) 'Celebrity Endorsement of Political Aspirants and its Effects on College Students in Lagos'. Journal of African Media Studies, (9) 3, pp 487-505.

Book Chapters

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AGINA, Anulika (2017) 'NFVCB’S BAN OF FUELLING POVERTY (2012): POLITICAL MOVE OR NATIONAL SECURITY?'. In: Agina, Añuli and Knorpp, Barbara and Mano, Winston, (eds.), African Film Cultures: Contexts of Creation and Circulation. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp 223-240.

Agina, Añulika (2016) 'Questioning Methods of Nollywood Studies'. In: Okome, Onookome and Okhakhu, Marcel, (eds.), Media Studies in Nigeria: Genesis and Detours. Nigeria: Stirling-Horden Publishers, pp 295-310.

Other

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Agina, Añulika (2020) 'Toolkit: Southern Nigerian Cinema'.

 

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