Abosede Priscilla Ipadeola


Abosede Priscilla

Faculty of Philosophy and Education, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt


Abosede is an African philosopher who has been teaching philosophy since 2007. She studied and began her academic career at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She conducted her doctoral research in the domains of feminist philosophy and political philosophy. In 2014, she obtained her PhD from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) with her thesis on “A Maternal Feminist Critique of John Locke’s Contractarian Egalitarianism”. As a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s postdoctoral research fellowship, she carried out her research at Katholische Universität in Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany. Abosede was a visiting research fellow at the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds in 2022.
Her current research focuses on Black feminist studies, African philosophy, global political philosophy, and gender studies. Her research interests include global political philosophy, African philosophy, gender studies, epistemology, and postcolonial studies.

At THE NEW INSTITUTE, Abosede is involved in the program Black Feminism and the Polycrisis.

  • What gives you hope?
    Development engenders hope in me. I am heartened by the awareness that there exist intellectuals who are genuinely committed to conducting cutting-edge research that aims to enhance the quality of life for marginalized groups across the globe.

  • How does change happen?
    Change transpires when people recognize that everyone should have the agency and autonomy to shape and share their own narrative. Change transpires when everyone is granted their due respect and recognition as beings with infinite inherent worth and value.

  • What inspires you?
    Humanity inspires me! I am exhilarated by the fact that humans possess boundless and inexhaustible capacities to learn, create, collaborate, adapt, innovate, diversify, and manage their activities in such a way that the universe is rendered more beautiful and habitable for all life forms.


Feminist African Philosophy: Women and the Politics of Difference, London, 2023

An African Feminist Interrogation of Existential Epistemology: Women as the Other of the Other in (Post)Colonial Africa, Elvis Imafidon, Mpho Tshivashe, and Bjoern Freter, Eds. Handbook of African Philosophy, New York, 2023

Women and the Project of Decolonization in Contemporary Africa: Are Gender Considerations de Rigueur?, Culture and Dialogue, 2020

The Subaltern in Africa’s Political Space: African Political Philosophy and the Mirror of Gender, Journal of Black Studies, 2017

”The Personal is Political”: Political and Ethical Considerations of Neonate Breastfeeding”, International Journal of Gender and Women’s Studies, 2016

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