Ezekiel Walker, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. from Michigan State University (1998)

Research Interests

African & World History

Recent Research Activities

Ezekiel Walker's articles have been published in reputable scholarly journals including Journal of Modern African Studies, African Economic History and Africa Today. His book-length manuscript Growth, Crisis and Transformation in the Cocoa-Farming Economy of Southwestern Nigeria, 1900-2000 is under contract with Africa World Press and will be published in 2006. Dr. Walker is currently working on the history of Agribusiness in Nigeria. His research interests include African slavery and the Atlantic World, the impact of globalization on Africa, and labor relations in the cocoa-farming economy of Nigeria.

Selected Publications


  • "The Changing Patterns of Labor Relations in the Cocoa Farming Belt of Southwestern Nigeria, 1950s to 1990s." African Economic History 28, 2001.
  • "Happy Days are Here Again: Cocoa Farmers, Middlemen Traders and the Structural Adjustment Program in Southwestern Nigeria, 1986-1990s." Africa Today, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2000.
  • "Structural Change, the Oil Boom and the Cocoa Economy of Southwestern Nigeria, 1973-1980s." Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2000.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • "British Colonialism and Economic Transformation in Nigeria, 1900-1960" in The Transformation of Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Toyin Falola, Africa World Press, 2003.
  • "The Political Economy of Cocoa Production in Nigeria" in Politics and Economics of Africa Vol. 2. New York: Nova Publishers, 2002.


No courses found for Fall 2022.

No courses found for Summer 2022.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10577 AFH3200 African History Since 1870 Web-Based (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
11405 AFH5259 Colloquium in African History Face to Face (P) Th 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable
No Description Available

Updated: May 10, 2018