Michael Onyebuchi Eze currently teaches African political theory at the University of Amsterdam and a fellow at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. Until recently, he was a visiting scholar at the Center for African Studies and a research associate at the Martin Luther King Jr., Institute, both at Stanford University. He is the founding Director, Center for Leadership and African Diaspora Studies, Covenant University of Nigeria. He was a Stiftung Mercator Foundation Research Fellow at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities) in Essen, Germany from 2006-2009. He received his Ph.D. (Summa Cum Laude) in History and Cultural Reflection from Universität Witten-Herdecke, Germany (2008), MA in Philosophy from the University of Pretoria, South Africa (2006), and BA Honours in philosophy and Classics from the Jesuit School of Philosophy in Harare, Zimbabwe (2003). He has taught at the universities of Frankfurt, Augsburg, and Colorado Christian University. He has published in many scientific journals, including two books, “The Politics of History in Contemporary Africa (2010) and “Intellectual History in Contemporary South Africa”(2010) both from Palgrave-Macmillan. A book manuscript “Religious Nationalism and Survival Politics in Contemporary Nigeria” is completed and under review with Cambridge University Press. Other scholarly peer reviewed articles include, “Pan Africanism and the Politics of History ( 2013), “Pan Africanism: A Brief Intellectual History” (forthcoming, 2013), “Humanism as History in Contemporary Africa” (2011), “The Politics of Being a Human Being In Soweto: Identity as a Social Capital” (2011),  “I am Because You Are” (2011), “Pan-Africanism and the Politics of History” (2013), “Pan-Africanism: A Brief Intellectual History” (2013), “I am Because You Are: Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Xenophobia” (2017), and “Eco-Humanism: An African Environmental Theory,” among others.

This profile was last updated on January 1, 2020

Mind & Life Connections


2018 Summer Research Institute Session

Communication Between Cultures: Towards a Dialogue of Human Reconciliation

Michael Onyebuchi Eze

Topics: Self & Other

2018 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel Geopolitics of the Other

Moderators: William Waldron
Panel: Marisela Gomez, Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta, Michael Onyebuchi Eze, William Waldron


Mind & Life Videos

MLI XXXII Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • August 19, 2017

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Interconnection | Social Change | Stress & Resilience

Mind & Life Videos

MLI XXXII Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • August 17, 2017

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Interconnection | Self & Other | Social Change