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Kọ́lá Abímbọ́lá studied the Ifá Literary Corpus as an apprentice under Wándé Abímbọ́lá and Babalọ́lá Adébóyè Ifátóògùn. He undertook his PhD studies in Philosophy of Science under John Worrall at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a second PhD in the Law of Evidence and Criminal Justice under C. John Miller at the University of Birmingham. He has taught at Seattle University, Haverford College, Temple University, and at the University of Leicester School of Law. He is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Howard University in Washington DC, United States. Kọ́lá is the Editor of Journal of Journal of Forensic Research and Criminology. He was President of the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies from 2006 to 2010, and a British Council Commonwealth Academic Scholar from 1989 to 1992.


Area of Specialization: Practical Reasoning, with expertise in


  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Law
  • The Ifá Literary Corpus
  • Ethics and Moral Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Natural Science
  • Africana Philosophy and Religions
  • Evidence, Proof, and Forensic Science
  • Feminist Epistemologies and Approaches