Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- Dr Añulika Agina
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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.
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- Mano, W., Knorpp, B. & Agina, A. (Eds.) (2017b). African Film Cultures. Cambridge Scholars Publishing
- Agina, A. (2012a). Film: A tool for social integration and tourism development. Nigerian Film Corporation, Abuja