Akin Ogundiran has been named editor-in-chief of the African Archaeological Review. He is a professor of Africana studies, anthropology, and history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
The journal, published by Springer, focuses on authoritative articles on African archaeology, including topics such as the emergence of modern humans, earliest manifestation of human culture, and the origins of African plant and animal domesticates. Now in its 35th year, it is oldest continent-wide journal in the field of African archaeology.
According to Dr. Ogundiran, “the five-year appointment will provide students with the opportunity to be part of the editorial process of a major international journal, in addition to providing UNC Charlotte with more visibility as a research university.”
Dr. Ogundiran holds a bachelor’s degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Nigeria, a master’s degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, and a Ph.D. from Boston University.