Charles Adeyanju



NameCharles Adeyanju
PositionFaculty Member
Department(s)Sociology and Anthropology
Phone(902) 566-0482
BuildingMain Building 523

Charles Adeyanju


Assistant Professor

BA (York); MA (Guelph); PhD (McMaster)

Dr. Charles Adeyanju has employed qualitative research methods to study a range of social issues that include: media representation of race; racism; transnational practices of Nigerians in Canada; and taser use by the Canadian police. He is currently adopting the phenomenological approach in sociology to study how Nigerian immigrants in Canada influence their peers and social groups in Nigeria to migrate.

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Research Interests

  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Transnational Migration
  • Media and Society
  • Media representations of race and ethnicity
  • Social inequality
  • Work and society
  • Canadian society
  • Minority/ethnic groups and multiculturalism.


Perceptions of Canada by prospective Nigerian immigrants to Canada
  • New Scholars Grant
  • University of Prince Edward Island

Other Scholars in Sociology and Anthropology


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Colonialism and contemporary African migrationAdeyanju, Charles T. ; Oriola, Temitope B.
‘They should have just taken a gun and shot my son’ Oriola, Temitope; Neverson, Nicole; Adeyanju, Charles T.
Discourses on health risks and anti-racial diversity in the media coverage of the non-ebola panicAdeyanju, Charles
"There will be a next time"Adeyanju, Charles T.; Neverson, Nicole
"Not in CanadaAdeyanju, Charles T.; Oriola, Temitope
"Don’t tase me, bro"Temitope, Oriola; Neverson, Nicole; Adeyanju, Charles
HauntedOriola, Temitope; Adeyanju, Charles
Hegemony and transnational practices of Nigerian-Yorubas in TorontoAdeyanju, Charles
Deadly feverAdeyanju, Charles T.
Discourse of Health Risks and Anti-Racial DiversityAdeyanju, Charles Temitope

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