Dr. Charles Adeyanju is an associate professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Prince Edward Island. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from McMaster University. Adeyanju’s research interests are in the areas of social inequality, immigration, media and society, and race and ethnicity. He has researched a range of social issues that include African migration, media representation of race, and taser use by the Canadian police.
Charles Adeyanju was the lead investigator of the Prince Edward Island (PEI) component of the On the Move Partnership. As a co-investigator with the Partnership, Charles completed fieldwork related to Employment-related Geographical Mobility among truckers operating out of PEI. He conducted interviews with truckers and members of their families, and employers of truckers; and completed participant observations among long-haul truckers who work internationally and nationally, and truckers who operate mainly in PEI.
Adeyanju, Charles T. 2018. “Migration of Nigerians to Canada for Undergraduate Education: Implications of the Brain Drain for Development.” In Africa Now! Emerging Issues and Alternative Perspectives, eds. Adebusuyi Adeniran and Lanre Ikuteyijo. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Pp.243-265.
Adeyanju, Charles T. 2017. “ ‘The West of their Imagination’: Transnational Impression Management and Canadian Migration in Nigerian Youth Imaginary.” African Studies Review, Vol. 60 (3), Pp. 141-158.
Adeyanju, Charles T. (2013). “Nigeria, Migrations, 20th Century to Present.” In Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, ed. Immanuel Ness. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Adeyanju, Charles T. 2010. “Deadly Fever: Racism, Disease & a Media Panic.”Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing.
Adeyanju, Charles T. and Temitope Oriola. 2011. “Colonialism and Contemporary African Migration: A Phenomenological Approach.” Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 42 (6), Pp. 943-967.
Adeyanju, Charles T and Nicole Neverson. 2007. “‘There Will Be A Next Time’: Media Discourse about an ‘Apocalyptic’ Vision of Immigration, Racial Diversity, and Health Risks.” Canadian Ethnic Studies, Vol. 39 (1 & 2), Pp.79-105.
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