International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Feminists across Borders: Transnational Feminism, Knowledge Production and University Education in Nigeria
Molatokunbo Seunfunmi Olutayo, Ph.D; Abena Asefuaba Yalley, Ph.D

In spite of the various waves of feminism, the unequal status of women persists. One major gain of feminists, however, is the rate at which the spread and influence now pervade the whole world. More importantly, however, is the contributions of indigenous stakeholders to this movement. This contribution is most apt in transnational feminism which recognises the importance of local centers in advancing the feminist movements. Though a lot has been said about the various histories, emergence and basic arguments of the various movements, there is, however, a gap in scholarly literature on the impact of the centers on knowledge production in Nigerian Universities which this paper attempted to fill. This paper traced the impact of transnational feminism activities on knowledge production in Nigerian Universities through a historical analysis of the development of different Women /Gender studies discourse in some Universities. The findings of this study showed that transnational feminism actually expanded scholarship in knowledge and even gave birth to gender studies in most institutions of learning in Nigeria.

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