Dr. Sharon Adetutu Omotoso


Telefon: +234-8034902904
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2200-5286
Skype: sharon.omotoso2 
X: @drsharonomotoso
Email: sharon.omotoso@rub.de

Pronoun: She/Her/Hers 

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Since 03/2024
Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers at the Institute for Media
Studies, Ruhr University, Bochum, (Germany)

Since 01/2023
Research Associate, Institute for the Future of Knowledge, University of Johannesburg, (South Africa)

Since 01/2018 –
Senior Research Fellow, University of Ibadan, Institute of African Studies (Ibadan, Nigeria)

Fellow, University of Bayreuth, Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence, Germany

Research Fellow I University of Ibadan, Institute of African Studies (Ibadan, Nigeria)

Visiting researcher (Sabbatical from Lead City University) University of Ibadan

Acting Head of Department, Dept. Politics & International Relations (Ibadan, Nigeria).

Lecturer I Lead City University, Dept. of Politics & International Relations (Ibadan, Nigeria).


PhD in Applied Ethics Olabisi Onabanjo University, Dept. of Philosophy (Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria).

MA in Philosophy Olabisi Onabanjo Univ., Dept. of Philosophy (Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria)

BA in Philosophy (2.1) Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria)

Ordinary Diploma in Mass Communication The Polytechnic Ibadan (Ibadan, Nigeria)


▪ Book Project “Feminized Corruption and Political Communication in Nigeria”


▪ Coordinator, Women’s Research and Documentation Centre (WORDOC)
▪ Associate Editor, Feminist Africa Journal, University of Ghana
▪ Editorial Board Member, Journal, Communication, Culture and Critique, Oxford, UK



1. Omotoso, S. A. (2023): Media Transnationalism and the Politics of ‘Feminised Corruption’. University of Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers 34, Academy Reflects 8. Bayreuth: Institute of African Studies. 32pp.

Publications with peer review process

  1. Omotoso, S.A & Faniyi, O.M (2024) The End SARS Women’s Coalition: Exploring the Persistence of Women’s Movements through Feminist Generations. Feminist Africa (Forthcoming)
  2. Omotoso, S.A & Akanni Bolaji (2024)
    Tokenism and Women’s Political Communication in the Pursuit of
    Gender Egalitarianism in Nigeria. Communication, Culture and Critique https://doi.org/10.1093/ccc/tcae018
  3. Omotoso, S.A (2023) Bridging the Research-Praxis Divide in Feminist Methodologies: A WORDOC Model.
    CODESRIA Bulletin Nos. 3 & 4., 69-73
  4. Omotoso, S.A & Ogbebor, E. (2023) As Knowers and Narrators: A Case Study of African Girlhood. Girlhood Studies, 16 (1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.3167/ghs.2023.160103
  5. Omotoso, S.A, Oladejo, M.T., & Bello, T.Y. (2023) She must be Stripped Naked: Female Criminality and Mob Encounters in Lagos (Nigeria) from the Neo-Liberal Era. Vienna Journal of African Studies Vol. 45., 63-83. DOI: 10.25365/phaidra.417_04
  6. Bulletin Of “Carol I” National Defence University
  7. Ololajulo, E.T.,* Omotoso, S.A. (2023): The Double Jeopardy of Women with Albinism in Ibadan, Nigeria: Breaking the Unemployment Barrier, Disability & Society, DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2022.2164705
  8. Omotoso, S. A. (2022): Nina Mba and Women’s Political Participation: Filling the Political Communication Gap. In: Nigerian Women in Politics: Essays in Honour of Nina Emma Mba, Eds. Adeboye, O., Awe, B. (Ben and Nina Mba Foundation), 162-184.
  9. Salihu, A., Omotoso, S. A.* (2022): “Gender, Power and The Politics of Memory: Weaving ‘Just’ Into Transitional Justice in Nigeria”, Humanities Bulletin, 5 (1): 242–255.
  10. Faniyi, O.,* & Omotoso, S. A (2022): Young Feminists Redefining Principles of Care in Nigeria. WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly 50 (1): 49-67.
  11. Omotoso, S. A (2022) Beauty Diplomacy: Embodying an Emerging Nation, by Oluwakemi M. Balogun. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2020. Feminist Africa. 3 (2): 132-136.
  12. Omotoso, S.A.,* Enweremadu U.D (2022) Gender Mainstreaming in Nigeria’s 2019 General Elections: Evidence and Perspectives from Kano and Oyo States. Journal of African Elections. 21 (2): 148-167.
  13. Omotoso, S. A (2021): Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture, by Simidele Dosekun. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 2020. Africa 91 (5): 922-923.
  14. Omotoso S.A. (2021): African Women and the Mass Media. In: The Palgrave Handbook of African Women’s Studies, Eds. Yacob-Haliso O., Falola T. (Palgrave Macmillan), 2063-2079.
  15. Omotoso, S.A.,* Faniyi, O. M. (2020): Women‘s Recipe for the African Policom Stew. In: Women’s Political Communication in Africa, Ed. Omotoso, S. (Springer Publishers), 1-8.
  16. Omotoso, S. A (2020): Mediatizing And Gendering Pan-Africanism For ‘Glocal’ Impacts. In: Pan-Africanism, Regional Integration and Development in Africa, Ed. Samuel O. Oloruntoba. (Palgrave Macmillan), 149-162.
  17. Omotoso, S. A (2020): Acada-Activism and Feminist Political Communication in Nigeria. In” Women’s Political Communication in Africa, Ed. Omotoso, S. (Springer Publishers), 155-172.
  18. Omotoso, S. A (2020): ‘Hairiness and Hairlessness: An African Feminist View of Poverty’ In: Dimensions of Poverty, Eds. Beck, V., Hahn, H., Lepenies, R. (Springer Publishers), 115-128.
  19. Osagioduwa, E.,* Omotoso, S.A. (2020): Women-Based NGOs and the Domestication of the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the Global South. In: Readings in Peace and Conflict: Essays in Honour of Professor Isaac Olawale Albert. Eds. Bogoro, E. S., Meyer, M., Danjibo, N. D. (Society for Peace Studies and Practice, Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan), 655-667.
  20. Omotoso, S. A (2020): Barriers to Middle-level Academic Leadership for Female Academics in Nigerian Higher Education. Journal of Higher Education Research 18 (2): 77-98.
  21. Omotoso S. A (2020): When the hairy suffers baldness: Social Exclusion and Feminized poverty in Africa. Ethical Perspectives. 27 (1): 117-138
  22. Omotoso, S. A (2019): “When the Rains are (Un)Stopped: African Feminism (s) and Green Democracy” Ethics & the Environment 24, (2): 23–41.
  23. Omotoso, S. A (2019): A Moral and Gender Analysis of King Sunny Ade’s Juju Music. African Notes 43 (1&2):79-93
  24. Oyelude, A. A., * Omotoso, S.A.(2019): Advocacy and documenting women’s research the ‘WORDOC way’. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 – Athens, Greece – Libraries: dialogue for change in Session 144 – Women, Information and Libraries SIG with Libraries without Borders.
  25. Omotoso, S. A. (2018): Gender and Hair Politics: An African Philosophical Analysis. Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies 12 (8): 5-19
  26. Omotoso S. A. (2018): Political Communication and the Nigerian Democratic Experiment: Critical Insights from Yoruba Philosophy. Yoruba Studies Review. 3 (1): 189-210
  27. Omotoso S. A (2018): An African Womanist View of Just War Theory in Tunde Kelani’s The Narrow Path. African Notes 42 (1 & 2): 56-74. Omotoso, S. A, Oladejo, M.T., & Bello, T. Y. (2023). Female Mob Encounters and Boko-Haram in The North-East of Nigeria, 2009-2019. Vol. 12., No.3. 19-40, July-September. https://doi.org/10.53477/2284-9378-23-30
  28. Omotoso, S. A (2018): Mediascapes and the Ethics of States’ Cohesion. In: State and Development in Post-
    Independent Africa, Eds. Oloruntoba, S., Gumede, V. (Pan-African University Press), 325-340.
  29. Omotoso S.A. (2018): Media, Society, and the Postcolonial State. In: The Palgrave Handbook of African
    Colonial and Postcolonial History, Eds. Shanguhyia M., Falola T. (Palgrave Macmillan), 1285-1303.
  30. Omotoso S.A. (2018): Media and Politics in Africa. In: The Palgrave Handbook of African Politics, Governance
    and Development. Eds. Oloruntoba S., Falola T. (Palgrave Macmillan), 553-571.
  31. Omotoso, S. A (2018): Communicating Feminist Ethics in the Age of New Media in Africa. In: Gendering
    Knowledge in Africa and the African Diaspora, Eds. Falola, T., Yacob-Haliso, O. (Routledge), 64-84.
  32. Omotoso, S.A. (2017): African Ethics and African Political Communication: Some Comments. In: Political
    Communication in Africa, Eds. Olukotun, A., Omotoso, S. (Springer Publishers), 51-62.
  33. Osagioduwa, E., Omotoso, S.A.*, Olukotun A. (2017): The African Policom Stew. In: Political Communication in Africa, Eds. Olukotun, A., Omotoso, S. (Springer Publishers), 1-13.
  34. Isike, C. A.,* Omotoso, S.A (2017): Reporting Africa: The Role of the Media in (Un) Shaping Democratic and Development Agendas In Africa. In: Political Communication in Africa, Eds. Olukotun, A., Omotoso, S. (Springer Publishers), 209-227.
  35. Omotoso, S. A (2016): A Moral Exposition of Gender(ed) Religious Violence in Contemporary Nigeria. In: Gender-based violence in Nigeria and Beyond, Eds. Albert, I.O., Omotoso, S.A., Akeredolu, A. (Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan), 74-100.
  36. Omotoso, S. A (2016): Transnational Democracy: A Feminist Perspective, In: Transnational Democracy,
    Human Rights and Race Relations. Eds. Offor, F., Badru, R. (Createspace), 142-169.
  37. Omotoso, S. A (2016): Black Consciousness in the Global Public Sphere: Questioning the Order of Otherness. In: Taking Stock: Nigerian Media and National Challenges. Ed. Esan, O. (Canada University Press), 111-123.
  38. Omotoso, S. A (2015): Political Communication in Africa: Towards a Peace Policy. In: Communication, Peace and Conflict. Eds. Albert, I.O., Isola, O., Oyewo. O. (Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan), 325-346.
  39. Omotoso, S. A.,* Razak, D. O (2015): Exploring an Idealistic-Pragmatic Approach in Evolving Strategies for Ethical Conflict Reporting in Nigeria. In: Journalism Practice and Terrorism in Nigeria. Eds. Isola, O., Popoola, M. (John Archers), 131-151.
  40. Omotoso, S. A (2015): Media Ethics, Press Ownership and State Failure. Journal of Communication, Lead City University. 1(1): 126-138.
  41. Omotoso, S. A (2014): Philosophical Perspectives on International Peace and Peace Education. In:
    Contemporary Challenges in Nigeria, Africa and the World, Eds. Nwole, C.N., Oche, O. (Nigerian Society of International Affairs), 437-448.
  42. Badru, R. O.,* Omotoso, S. A (2014): A Holistic Philosophy of Emancipation and the Post-colonial African
    State, In African Journal of Governance and Development., 3, (2):79-101.
  43. Omotoso, S. A.,* Akinpelu, T. (2014): A Discursive Analysis of Zik’s and Osaghae’s Theses on The Essentials
    for Nigerian Survival. The African Journal of International Affairs and Development. 18(1 & 2): 102-107.
  44. Omotoso, S. A (2014): Politics of Gender Space in the Fourth Wave Feminism: A Risk of Implosion Gender Issues: The International Journal of the Feminist/Womanist Theorists, 5: 94-112.
  45. Omotoso, S. A., Layode, E.A.* (2013): Pan-Africanism and the place of Africa in contemporary World Power Politics. In: Pan-Africanism, and the Politics of African Citizenship and Identity. Eds. Falola, T., Essien, K. (Routledge), 187-201.
  46. Omotoso, S. A (2013): Deploying African Philosophy of Political Communication for Functional Leadership in Africa, Journal on African Philosophy, 8: 52-67.
  47. Omotoso, S. A (2013): Metaphysics of Advertising. International Journal of Philosophy Study. 1(3):23-32.
  48. Dasaolu, B., Omotoso, S. A.* (2012): The Imperatives of Peace Education in the Quest for Global Peace. Journal of Philosophy & Development. 13(1&2): 116-129.
  49. Omotoso, S. A., Fayemi, A.K.* (2011): Aristotle and Plato’s Conceptions of Justice: Issues in African Socio-Cultural Order in Crawford Journal of Business and Social Sciences. 1(1): 99-111.
  50. Amosu, K. O.,* Omotoso, S. A (2010): Change and Dialetics: A Thematic Historical Exposition in Nnamdi Azikiwe Journal of Philosophy. 2(2): 44-56.
  51. Fayemi, A.K.,* Omotoso, S. A (2010) The Philosophical Basis of Yoruba Notion of Leadership: Implications for the Rising Nations of the World. African Leadership Review. 1(3) :59-92.
  52. Omotoso, S.A. (2010): Education and Emancipation, An African Philosophical Perspective in The Journal of Pan African Studies, 3(9): 222-231.
  53. Omotoso, S. A.,* Fayemi, A.K. (2010): Teaching Ancient African Philosophy in Continental and Diaspora Africa. In: New Frontiers in the Teaching of African and Diaspora History and Culture. Eds. Babawale T., Alao, A., Onwumah, T. (CBAAC), 279-305.
  54. Omotoso, S. A (2009): The Problems of Relativity in African Oral Tradition. In: Oral Tradition in Black and African Culture, Eds. Ajayi, A., Fabarebo, S.I. (CBAAC), 173-181.
  55. Oso, Lai., Omotoso, S. A.* (2009): An Appraisal of Media Literacy and Media Education in Africa in Journal of Teacher Education, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo. 10 (1): 209-221.
  56. Fayemi, A. K.,* Omotoso S. A (2009): Epistemological Implication of the Nexus between Data and
    Information. LASU Journal of Humanities, 1(3):39-45. Lagos State University, Ojo Lagos.
  57. Omotoso, S.A. (2009): Rousseau’s Educational Thought; The Relevance to Contemporary Times, Essence: Interdisciplinary International Journal of Philosophy 7(1):11-21.

Publications without peer review process

1. Omotoso, S. A (2012): “Re-Thinking Advertising Practices in Nigeria: A Deontological Approach”. Proceedings of the Media, Governance and Development in Nigeria: Issues and Trends, Nigeria 2012, 268-275. Mass Communication Conference at Olabisi Onabanjo University.

Submitted manuscripts under peer review process

1. When ‘She’ is the Crook: Feminized Corruption and Women’s Political Communication in Nigeria. Africa Today

2. Sexualities as Medium for Political Communication in Nigeria’s ENDSARS Protest. Feminist Media Studies

3. Intersectionality and Detrimental Agency in Nigeria’s Researchscape. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary ResearchJournal