Prof. Ogen was born on 5th September 1968 in Okitipupa. He is an alumnus of the College and a Professor of History at Osun State University, Osogbo. Prof. Ogen is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow to the Department of African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham (2012-2017). He holds a PhD in History from the University of Lagos, and a Certificate in Trade, Growth and Poverty from the World Bank Institute, Washington D.C. Prof. Ogen was a Leventis Scholar at SOAS, University of Birmingham in 2009, a CWAS Visiting Fellow in 2010 and an American Council of Learned Societies (AHP) Postdoctoral Fellow in 2011. He was also a Guest Researcher at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone in 2011. Prof. Ogen is currently the Country Director of a 5-year European Research Council Grant on “Everyday Religious Encounters and Social Identities in Southwest Nigeria”. He has won numerous foreign travel fellowships/grants for paper presentations at conferences and for research visits to several universities across the globe. With over 75 publications to his credit, Prof. Ogen also sits on the editorial boards of major local and international journals. Prof. Ogen co-founded African Nebula, an academic publication with Prof. Samar Habib in 2010. He is a member of Faculty Row, a US-based exclusive global elite network of distinguished and super Professors that accepts new members by invitation only. Professor Ogen is also an Associate Expert of the UNESCO Category 2 Institute of African Culture and International Understanding (IACIU), Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta. Prof. Ogen is a member of several professional bodies and he is married with children.


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