Adedoyin Teriba

Adedoyin Teriba is an Assistant Professor of modern and contemporary architecture & urbanism at Vassar College. His research focuses on the built environments of setters/migrants of African Descent in West Africa from the 18th century to the present day; architecture and metaphysics ; as well as the ways in which folklore, orality, language and critical regionalism in architecture intersect. Teriba is also interested in how “indigeneity” in architecture is perceived and constructed. He took his Ph.D. from Princeton University and has been the recipient of grants from the Center of Arts and Cultural Policy Studies as well as the Program of Latin American Studies at Princeton University. His most recent publications are “Style, Race and Architecture of a Mosque of the Òyìnbó Dúdú (White-Black) in Lagos Colony, 1894,” in Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020) and “Prolegomenon to a Civilization in the Motherland: The Diaspora’s Architecture & Societal Aims in Colonial West Africa,” in Design Dispersed. Forms of Migration and Flight (Bielefeld: Transcript Publishing House, 2019). Before becoming an historian, Teriba worked as an architect in the United States and Nigeria.