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Charles Adeyanju

 Dr. Charles Adeyanju has employed qualitative research methods to study a range of social issues that include: media representation of race; racism; transnational practices of Nigerians in Canada; and taser use by the Canadian police. He is currently adopting the phenomenological approach in sociology to study how Nigerian immigrants in Canada influence their peers and social groups in Nigeria to migrate.


BA (Lagos, Nigeria), BA (York), MA (Guelph), PhD (McMaster)

Assistant Professor
Sociology & Anthropology
(902) 566-0482
Research Interests: 
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Transnational Migration
  • Media and Society
  • Social Inequality

Adeyanju, Charles and Temitope Oriola (forthcoming). “Colonialism and Contemporary African Migration: A Phenomenological Approach”, Journal of Black Studies.

Temitope Oriola, Nicole Neverson and Charles Adeyanju (2010). ‘Don’t tase me, bro’: Taser adoption and its consequences in Canada", The
Journal of Social Criminology, vol. 3.1 (Autumn/Winter), pp. 109-139.

Adeyanju, Charles. 2010. “Deadly Fever: Racism, Disease & a Media Panic”, Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing.

Adeyanju, Charles and Temitope Oriola (2010). " 'Not in Canada': The Non-Ebola Panic and Media Misrepresentation of the Black Community",
African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies (AJCJS), Vol. 4 (1).

Oriola, Temitope and Charles Adeyanju (2009). “Haunted: the symbolism of the noose”, African Identities, Vol. 7 (1).

Current Collaborators (non-UPEI): 

Dr. Nicole Neverson (Ryerson University)
Professor Tope Oriola (University of Alberta)