A doctoral candidate at the School of Communication, Lagos State University, Ojo, Mrs Khadijat Adedeji, has presented her seminar paper at the first edition of the African Early-Career Researchers’ Academy (AECRA) for 2022. She presented a topic on “Methodological Approaches to the Study of Mediated-Violence against Women”.
According to Adedeji, a number of scholars have adopted series of research methodologies to investigate violence against women, but her own study (which is still ongoing) seeks to adopt a mixed method approach to explore mediated-violence against women after she identified research gaps unattended to in previous scholarship.
Earlier in his opening remark, the founder of AECRA and chairman of the seminar for the day, Professor Ayo Ojebode, briefly acquainted the attendees with the background of AECRA- how it began as a family meeting with his supervisees when he served as the Head of Communication and Language Arts (CLA) Department, University of Ibadan. The small ‘family meeting’ metamorphosed into AECRA when he left the HoD position, and the family meeting began to grow beyond CLA, University of Ibadan and Nigeria. Ojebode specifically expressed his delight at the pace at which the young Nigerian researchers he had either mentored or taught are growing intellectually, stressing that AECRA had come to stay as the academy for all hardworking early-career African researchers.
Ridwan Kolawole, a doctoral candidate at Communication and Language Arts Department, University of Ibadan, and lecturer at Fountain University, Osogbo, moderated the virtual event.
It was previously reported by AbitoCitta that AECRA is one of the interdisciplinary research academies in Africa where early career and experienced researchers come together to discuss research, research opportunities, knowledge and skills development within the contexts of academic and applied researches in Africa and beyond.AECRA is a platform for early career researchers for career growth and development.