Professor Félix Ayoh’OMIDIRE is the Director, Institute of Cultural Studies (Ilé Irunmole), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is a Professor of Brazilian and Afro-Latin-American Studies in the Department of Foreign Languages of the same University.His major research focus is on Yoruba Identity Studies in diverse societies of Latin America and the Caribbean where he has been dialoguing for the past two decades with the Yoruba cosmogonies embedded within the construction of cultural identities especially among the people of African descent in countries like Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela and the USA. He has received many international awards and held teaching positions in various countries within the Black Atlantic.
Ayoh’OMIDIRE teaches Luso- Brazilian literary, ethnic and cultural studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He had his B.A. and M.A. degrees at the same University and holds a Post-Graduate Specialization degree in the teaching of Portuguese as a Foreign Language from the University of Porto, Portugal. For his doctorate degree he undertook a research in Afro-Brazilian and Latin-American literary, cultural, ethnic and diasporal studies at the Federal