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Felix Ayoh'OMIDIRE is an Associate Professor of Brazilian and Afro-Latin-American literary, ethnic and cultural studies. His area of research specialization is the Construction of Cultural Identities within the Yoruba Diaspora Communities in Latin-America and the Caribbean regions. He is currently the Director of the Institute of Cultural Studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Between 2002 and 2006 he was a Visiting-Lecturer and coordinator of the Yoruba Language, Culture and Civilization Programme at the Centre for Afro-Oriental Studies of the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He has conducted extensive research in  differfent countries of Latin-America and the Caribbean such as Cuba, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Puerto Rico and the USA. Apart from articles published in different reputable national and international journals in places like Brazil, Nigeria, Austria, Cuba, Benin, Germany, South Africa, France, Tanzania, Argentina, and the U.S.A. he is the author of ten books and numerous articles as well as creative works. He is on the editorial board of various journals in Brazil and Nigeria. From 2011 to 2012, he was a recipient of the Georg Forster Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. FĂ©lix Ayoh'OMIDIRE is also a Fellow of the International, Deans' Course (IDC) Africa - 2015-2016, awarded by the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) and the DAAD, Germany.