Toyin Falola is Professor of History, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, University of Texas in Austin. He is an Honorary Professor, University of Cape Town, and Extraordinary Professor of Human Rights, University of the Free State. He had served as the General Secretary of the Historical Society of Nigeria, the President of the African Studies Association, Vice-President of UNESCO Slave Route Project, and the Kluge Chair of the Countries of the South, Library of Congress. Falola is a member of the Scholars’ Council, the Kluge Center, and the Library of Congress. He has received over thirty lifetime career awards and fourteen honorary doctorates. He has written extensively on Nigeria, including A History of Nigeria; Nigerian Political Modernity; Violence in Nigeria; and Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria.