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Prof Patrick J Ebewo
Faculty of the Arts
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Prof Patrick Ebewo, a Fellow of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), is one of the relatively small group of academics who apply imaginative and creative thought to problem-solving situations and self-development.
An astute scholar with a keen intellect, Prof Ebewo relishes conducting research, and strongly believes that researchers should not only aim to “publish or perish”. Research is his passion and for almost 30 years of active involvement in the academic world, he has lived this passion to the full and received many research awards and fellowships.
The University of Ibadan in Nigeria conferred a PhD on him in 1988, after completing a master’s degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He has been attending and presenting papers at international conferences, seminars and workshops since 1984. He has been a supervisor and examiner of master’s and doctoral students and has served as external examiner for the University of Pretoria, the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, the University of Ghana, Legon, University of Swaziland and the National University of Lesotho. He was the convener of the first international conference hosted by the Faculty of the Arts in 2011, which culminated in the publication of a book entitled, Africa and Beyond: Arts and Sustainable Development, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2013).
His first research interests were in the areas of history, theory and criticism but he has gradually moved to a more utilitarian aspect of applied theatre for community empowerment and economic development in the creative arts industry. He has received grants from local and international organisations as well as government departments that assisted him to attend national and international theatre projects and conferences. He has been privileged to attend two staff development fellowships at the Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University in Sokoto, Nigeria.
Prof Ebewo is an active member of the editorial advisory boards of the South African Theatre Journal, the West African Theatre Journal, University of IIorin, LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, and, at TUT, NEXUS Journal. He is an active member of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) and the African Theatre Association (AfTA).
Prof Ebewo’s field of expertise and research specialisation is dramatic arts and theatre, with the focus on:
African drama and theatre
Dramatic Literature and Criticism
Theatre for development/Industrial Theatre
For more information, please contact:
Prof Patrick J Ebewo
+27 12 382 6150
+27 12 382 6178