Cameroonian Scholar Olivette Otele Becomes UK’s First Black Female History Professor

Historian Olivette Otele Of Cameroonian descent, has been made a Professor of History and assigned a personal chair position by Bath Spa University.

This is the first time a black woman is awarded these honours in the UK.

In announcing the big news of her professorship she wrote: “BIG NEWS: my people, @BathSpaUni has awarded me a professorship and a chair in history.

She also wrote “May this open the door 2many v (to many very) hard working women, especially WoC (women of colour), even + specifically Black women, in academia in general & in History in Spa University (@BathSpaUni) October 22, 2018.

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The wonderful news has received a beautiful outpour of congratulatory messages.


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