Dr. Zainab M. Shallangwa left Nigeria in 2013 to do her Master of Arts degree in Museum and Heritage Studies from the University of Ghana, and when she returned to Nigeria 18 months later, she witnessed the damage that was caused by the extensive amount of internally displaced persons, who had to escape their home with nothing but the clothes on their backs due to the violence of Boko Haram. She noticed the damage caused to their culture heritage and decided to focus her PhD research on that topic.
In this episode Danni talks with Zainab about her journey that started with her failed attempt to get accepted to law school and ended with a PhD and a teaching position in the Department of Fine Arts. Zainab also talks about cultural differences, parenthood in academia, and the importance of functioning bathrooms in the workplace. In this episode Danni drank her signature Amaretto, and Zainab drank traditional north-Nigerian Zobo.
Dr. Zainab M. Shallangwa:
Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)
Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)
Enjoy the episode!