Dr Alex Asakitikpi

Head of School: Social Science


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  • 2004: Ph.D Sociology (Medical Anthropology/Sociology), Ibadan
  • 1995: M.Sc. Sociology/Anthropology, University of Ibadan
  • 1993: M.Sc. Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Ibadan
  • 1990: B.A. Archaeology (Second Class Upper Division), Ibadan
Teaching Commitments:
  • Social Research Methods
  • Sociology of Health and Illness Behaviour
  • Everyday Life in Sociological Perspectives
  • Religion and Spirituality in Everyday Life
Research Interests
  • Religion, spirituality and health outcomes
  • Neoliberal reforms, health policies and quality of life
  • Culture, modernity and urban process
  • Anthropology of death, dying and terrorism
  • Socio-cultural context of HIV/AIDS
  • Sub-Sahara Africa
International collaboration
  • Non-Resident Scholar, Center for Religion, Theology and Health, Duke University, North Carolina, USA.
Peer-reviewed Publications
  • Asakitikpi, A.E. (2001): Aseye Rockshelter Excavations at Iffe-Ijumu, Kogi State, Nigeria. West African Journal of Archaeology, 31(1). 31 – 60.
  • Asakitikpi, A.E (2005): Environmental and Behavioural Risk Factors Associated with Childhood Diarrhoea in Ibadan Metropolis. Journal of Environment and Culture. Vol 2(1): 1 – 22.
  • Asakitikpi, A.E. (2006): Gender Roles and Sexuality: Implications for the spread of HIV/AIDS
    Among Adolescents and Young Adults in Nigeria. European Journal of Scientific Research, 14(2): 555 – 562.
  • Asakitikpi, A.E. (2007): An Interrogation of Diarrhoea Concept Among Yoruba Women in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria. Nordic Journal of African Studies. 16(1), 64 – 74.
  • Asakitikpi, A.E. (2007): The Challenge of Globalization and Nigeria’s Health Care System. Globalization Review, Vol. 3(1). 63 – 66.
  • Asakitikpi, A.E (2007): Sociology and Development in Nigeria. Nigerian Sociological Review. 2(1), 66 – 69.
  • Asakitikpi, A.E (2007): Democratic Governance and Government Policies: Implications for Quality Health Care Delivery in Nigeria. NASHER Journal, 5(1) 23 – 31.
  • Asakitikpi, A.E (2008): Born to Die: The Ogbanje Phenomenon and its Implications on child Mortality in Southern Nigeria. The Anthropologist, 10(1) 59 – 63.
  • Asakitikpi, A.E (2008): Life’s Metaphor: An Exploration of Ben Okri’s The Famished Road. Journal of Environment and Culture. Vol. 5(1), 49 – 56.
  • Idowu, A.E & Asakitikpi, A.E (2009): Religion and the Quality of Maternal Health in Badagry, Lagos State. Nigerian Sociological Review. Vol. 4 (1&2), 129 – 140.
  • Asakitikpi, A.E (2010) Acute Diarrhoea: Mothers’ Knowledge of ORT and its Usage in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria. Ethnomedicine, 4(2), 125 – 130.
Chapters in Books
  • Asakitikpi, A.E. and Oyelaran, P.A. (2000) Oil Extraction and the Socio- cultural impact on peoples of the Niger Delta. In Environmental Problems in the Niger Delta. Osuntokun, A. (ed). Frederich Ebert Foundation: Lagos. 173 -188.
  • Asakitikpi, A.E. (2001) Some Theories and Methods in Medical Anthropology. In Basics in Archaeological and Anthropological Principles, Theories and Methods.M.A. Sowunmi, C.A. Folorunso, D.A. Aremu (eds.) Foldale Publishers: Ibadan. 35 – 44.
  • Asakitikpi, A.E (2004): Between Communities and Towers: The Metaphor of Aging in Nigeria. In, E. Ifie (ed.) Prof. Tekena Tamuno at 70. Oputuru Books; Ibadan.. 36 – 42.
  • Asakitikpi, A.E (2006) ANTHROPOLOGY. In, An Encyclopedia of the Arts Vol. 1(1): 1 – 6
  • Asakitikpi, A.E (2007): The Osun-Osogbo Festival and the Sukur Cultural Heritage. In Nigeria: Cultural and Natural Heritage. LAIA (ed.), gasNatural & UNESCO, Barcelona, Spain. 211-35
  • Asakitikpi, A. E (2008): Reducing Acute Diarrhoea in Nigeria: The interface of Medical Anthropology and Mass Communication. In, Mojaye, E.M, Oyewo, O.O, M’bayo, R, & Sobowale, I.A (eds.) Health Communication, Gender, Violence and ICTs in Nigeria. Ibadan: Ibadan University Press. 39 – 50.
  • Asakitikpi, A.E (2009): Engaging in Life’s Dialogue: A Sociological Interpretation of the notion of Abiku in the works of Soyinka, Clark and Okri. In Eruvbetine, A.E & Yakubu, U (eds.) Re-Visioning Humanistic Studies. Lagos: African Cultural Institute. 65 – 80.
Technical reports
  • Socio-cultural Survey along the right of way (ROW) for the West Africa Gas Pipeline Project: Alagbado, Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria. Report submitted to the West African Gas Pipeline Company for the World Bank, July, 2004.Report jointly written with Dr. S. O. Ogundele (67pp)
  • Environmental and Socio-cultural Impact Assessment Report of Shell Petroleum Development Corporation activities on cultural Materials in Sapele, Delta State, June, 1994.
    Report Submitted to the Federal Government through SPDC. With Dr. P. A Oyelaran (55 pages).
  • Socio-cultural Impact Assessment Report of Shell Petroleum Development Corporation Expansion Project at Forcados, Delta State, June, 1992. Report Submitted to the Federal Government of Nigeria through SPDC. Report jointly written with Dr. P. A. Oyelaran (52 pages).
  • Socio-cultural Impact Assessment Report of Shell Petroleum Development Corporation Expansion Project at Tinu-Kambo, Rivers State, September, 1992. Report Submitted to the Federal Government of Nigeria through SPDC. Report jointly written with Dr. P. A. Oyelaran (48 pages).
  • The 2nd ISA Forum of Sociology held from 1- 4 August, 2012, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Presentation: Health Policies and the Contradictions of Health Seeking Behaviour in Nigeria
  • The international conference on urban health of the New York Academy of Medicine, New York, 27 – 29, October, 2010.
    Presentation: The national health insurance scheme and the urban poor in Nigeria.
  • The 2nd European Conference on Religion, Spirituality, and Health, Bern, Switzerland, 13 – 15 May, 2010
  • International Conference on Urban Health organized by the International Society for Urban Health held in Nairobi, Kenya, 18 – 24 October, 2009
    Presentation: Health Care Policies in Africa: Reforms, Prospects, and Issues.
  • Duke University Summer Workshop on Religion and Health Outcomes held at the Duke University Medical Center, 17 – 21 August, 2009.
  • Faculty Lecture delivered at Fayetteville State University, North Carolina, U.S.A, 24th August, 2009.
    Paper read: Health Care Reforms in Africa: Content, Contentions, and Discontent.
  • The second CODESRIA Alumni conference on “Governing the Urban Process in Africa” held in Congo-Brazzaville, 16 – 19 September, 2008.
    Paper Read: The Body, Health, and Urbanization Process in Nigeria.
  • International conference on the Nigerian State, Oil Industry, and the Niger Delta, organized by the Niger Delta University, Bayelsa and the University of Missouri-Kansas, USA, 11 – 13 March, 2008.
    Lead paper presentation: Differentiated Commons: Social Values, Ethnic Relations and Culture Politics in the Niger Delta.
  • CODESRIA Laureate: CODESRIA Institute of Health, Politics and Society, Dakar, Senegal.
    Task: Among fifteen African scholars that participated in the 2007 Institute of Health on private health provisioning in Africa. 5 – 30 November, 2007.
  • A national conference on values and the society, organized by the National Anthropological and Sociological Association, held at the University of Ibadan, September, 2007.
    Paper Read: The Moral Question and the Nigerian Society.
  • The United Front for Family and Health, Welfare and Research Conference held at the Conference Center, University of Ibadan, 24th June, 2006.
    Paper Read: An Anthropological Perspective on Aging in Uvwie Community, Delta State.
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