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Name

Dr. Chinyere Lilian Okam

Department

Theatre and Media Studies

Designation

Lecturer I

Email

[email protected]


About Dr. Chinyere Lilian Okam

Dr Chinyere Lilian Okam was born in Oguta, Imo State, Nigeria. She is a product of Girls' Primary School, Oguta, and Nigerian Model High School, Alakara-Lagos State. She started her tertiary education at the University of Calabar (Nigeria), where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts in 2001, before proceeding to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where she bagged an M.A. degree in Development Communication in 2007. She is also a holder of a Ph.D. degree in Theatre and Performing Arts awarded by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2014. Dr. Okam also has a certificate in Directing /Make-up and effects from the University of Port-Harcourt, after completing the UNIPORT/Nollywood Film Workshop in May 2019. She is a fellow of the 12th UNESCO/Janusz Korczak Chair International School. Dr. Chinyere Okam served the Mothers' Welfare Group, Kaduna, as a Drama Coordinator for the Niger State field (Kuta/Shiroro). She coordinated the Memory Book Development for Orphan and Vulnerable Children and some baseline studies on HIV/Aids. She equally worked as a Social Mobilisation Consultant, UNICEF CFO (Ikara-Kaduna State) from 2011-2013. She assisted in teaching English and Communication Skills at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria during her postgraduate years. Dr. Chinyere Lilian Okam joined the services of the University of Calabar as a Lecturer 1 in the Department Theatre and Media Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar, in September 2015. She has been teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as researching her fields of specialization and interest that include developmental and pedagogical theatre, participatory action research, development communication, social pedagogy, and Cultural studies. She has attended many local and international conferences, where she presented papers and made useful contributions in her fields. Dr. Okam has successfully published many articles in both local and foreign peer-reviewed journals. Currently, she is the Editor of the Ndunode: Calabar Journal of the Humanities. She is also serving as a reviewer to many journals. Dr. Okam is an active member of many professional bodies including the African Theatre Association, Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists, International Sociological Association, (RC25, Madrid Spain), and is the Secretary-General, ASSITEJ-Nigeria, Chinyere has lent her voice towards the development of a curriculum for Theatre Arts Discipline in Nigeria.


S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
B.A. Theatre ArtsUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19972001
M.A. Development Communications Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria20052007
PhD Theatre and performing ArtsAhmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria20082014

S/N Publication
Okam, C.L. (2020). Matricentric Feminism and Mythology in Umaru Landan and Dexter Lyndersay’s Shaihu Umaru. International journal of Current Research in the Humanities (IJCRH). No.24, 2020. P-ISSN:0855-9740, E-ISSN: 2773-837x
Okam, C.L. (2020) Agency and participation as determinants of social capital in Gombe Children's Theatre Project. Comprehensive Child Studies, Vol 2no. 3 pp170-177. DOI10.33910/2687-0223-2020-2-3-170-177
Okam, C.L. (2019). A Pedagogic Complexus on the Knowledge and Impact of Economic Recession on Secondary School Students..In International Journal of Pedagogy, Innovation and New Technologies. Vol 6(1) 2019. Http://www.ijpint.com
Okam, C.L. (2019) Skolombo and their Continued Existence, revisiting Lost humanism and Parentification Impulse. Society Register. 2019. Vol 3(4) 75 -97 Doi 1014746046/sr ISSN 2544-5502
Okam, C.L. (2019) Skolombo and their Continued Existence, revisiting Lost humanism and Parentification Impulse. Society Register. 2019. Vol 3(4) 75 -97 Doi 1014746046/sr ISSN 2544-5502
Okam, C.L. (2019) "Women and the Girl Child: Creating a Conversational Space of Equality". In International Journal of Current Research in the Humanities. No 23, 2019 Pp 121-139
Okam, C.L. (2019). A Pedagogic Complexus on the Knowledge and Impact of Economic Recession on Secondary School Students..In International Journal of Pedagogy, Innovation and New Technologies. Vol 6(1) 2019. Http://www.ijpint.com
Okam, C.L. (2019) Skolombo and their Continued Existence, revisiting Lost humanism and Parentification Impulse. Society Register. 2019. Vol 3(4). 75 -97. Doi 1014746046/sr ISSN 2544-5502
Okam, C.L. (2019). Methodological Conversations: extending the frontiers of development. through TFD in the A.B.U,Zaria Theatre Practice. International Journal of Humanitatis Theoreticus Vol. 2, no 3, September PP 89-982019 ISSN: 2714-2418
Okam, C.L.(2018). Conflict and Change in Ogene-Nkirika Festival Performance in Oguta. In Ndunode: Calabar Journal of the Humanities, University of Calabar-Nigeria. Vol 13. Nos 1 Pp48-61.(Jan.2018).
Onuekwe, C.E & Okam C.L. (2017) Gender Disparity and Psycho-sexual Violence: An X-ray of How Imbalance Perpetuated by Sexual Behaviour. In Journal of Gender and Power. Faculty of Educational Studies. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland. Vol.8, No.2, 2017. Pp 35-54.
Onuekwe, C.E, & Okam C.L. (2017) Gender Disparity and Psycho-sexual Violence: An X-ray of How Imbalance Perpetuated by Sexual Behaviour. In Journal of Gender and Power. Faculty of Educational Studies. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland. Vol.8, No.2, 2017. Pp 35-54, 2017.
Okam, C.L.(2016) The Convergence of Popular Theatre, Entertainment-Education and Theatre for Development in the Performing Arts Discipline. In COJOTH: Journal of the Department of Theatre and Humanities Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igabariam-Anambra. Vol 2, Nos 2&3 .Pp 23-39. 2016
Okam, C.L. (2016) Women, Culture and Development: An Examination of the Role of TFD in Millenium Village Project Pampaida- Nigeria. In Journal of Theatre and Media Studies University of Calabar. Vol, 1, No 2, April 2016
Okam, C.L. (2015) Women and the Patriarchal Structure: Theatre for Development in the case of violence. In Voices: Journal of English and Drama, Kaduna State University, Kaduna Vol.1 No 3 (Dec, 2015)
Okam, C.L. (2009) Performance as Enterprise: The Calabar Carnival of Cross-River State of Nigeria. Mukabala: Journal of Performing Arts and Culture 2(1): 37-55
Okam, C. L. and Umar-Buratai MI. (2008). Towards the realization of the Ideals of TFD: A case study of Samaru and Makera Projects. In Mukabala “Special Edition” A journal of Performing Arts and Culture 1: 211-215.
Okam, C.L (2007) Pathways to Sustainability: Theatre in the Service of Development. In Zajola: Journal of English and Literary Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Vol. 2(2): 145-153.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Three Decades plus of Popular Theatre/TFD in ABU, Zaria. Theme: “Theatre, Knowledge and Community Development: 30+2 years of Popular Theatre /TFD Experience” held in Zaria between February 24 -29, 2007. Towards the realization of the Ideals of TFD: A case study of Samaru and Makera Projects.2007-02-242007-02-28
Professor Femi Osofisan International Conference on Performance, “Relevant Arts for Sustainable Global Development” held in Ibadan between June 17-21, 2008Pathways to Sustainability: Theatre in the Service of Development.2008-06-172008-06-21
Centre for Research and Documentation (CRD) Annual Research Training Workshop (Damina School). “Poverty: The Most Challenging of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria” held in Mambayya House, Kano, between September 19-23, 2010.2010-09-192010-09-23
The 22nd Conference of the Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA) Department of Theatre and Performing Arts, held in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria between November 14-18, 2011. 2011-11-142011-11-18
The [email protected] 50 Conference and Festschrift launch in honour of Professor Mabel Evwierhoma held in the Pope John Paul Catholic Centre, Abuja, Nigeria between May 6 -8, 2015. Gender Disparity and Psycho-sexual Violence: An X-ray of How Imbalance Perpetuated by Sexual Behaviour.2015-05-062015-05-08
The Premier Edition of Faculty of Arts International Conference University of Calabar held in the University of Calabar between April 12-15, 2016. 2016-04-122016-04-15
University of Calabar Faculty of Education Conference. Theme: “Sustainable Development Goals: The Educationist Perspective.” held in the University of Calabar between September 9-10, 2016. Theatre for development as effective tools in the communication of hand washing2016-09-092016-09-10
The AfTA Annual International Conference held in the University of Abuja between July 21-24, 2017 “Theme: Paradigm Shift in African Theatre and Performance.The Convergence of Popular Theatre, Entertainment-Education and Theatre for Development in the Performing Arts Discipline.2017-07-212017-07-24
The Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists Annual International Conference held at the University of Port Harcourt between November 1-3, 2017 Theme: “Theatre, Economic Recession and Quest for Survival”A Pedagogic Complexus on the Knowledge and Impact of Economic Recession on Secondary School Students2017-11-012017-11-03
Faculty of Arts/ Humanities Association of Nigerian Universities (FAHANU) UNICAL 2018 Maiden International Conference. Theme: “The Arts/Humanities: Past Present and Future” held in University of Calabar between April 10-13, 2018. 2018-04-102018-04-13
The Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists Annual International Conference. Theme: “Theatre, Counter Terrorism and the Nigerian Space held at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti between October 31, and November 3, 2018. The Im/Possibility of Theatrical Forms in Countering Terrorism in Nigeria.2018-10-312018-11-03
International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People-Nigeria Festival (Conference) held in Lagos between September 27 -29, 2018. 2018-11-272018-11-29
Academy of Emerging Researchers 10th Polish Congress of Educational Research held in Warsaw on September 17, 2019. Skolombo and their Continued Existence: Revisiting Lost Humanity and Parentification Impulse2019-09-172019-09-17
International Conference of the International Sociological Association RC25: Language and Society Research Advances in Social Sciences held in The Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw between September 26 -27, 2019. Keynote Address entitled: MethChildren and Memory Bank Development in the pandemic situation: A creative drama approach.2020-12-162020-12-18
International Scientific Conference on Education and the Challenges of the Multicultural World held in The Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw between January 21-22, 2021. On Children: A Study of Storytelling, Affective Education and Child’s Respect2021-01-212021-01-22