Emmanuel Johnson Ibuot holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Nigeria. His PhD specialty, African Religion and Philosophy focuses on the dynamics of human constitution in Ibibio indigenous thought and explores the possibility of its logical defensibility. His research interests are interdisciplinary, interfacing with African Studies and its philosophical presuppositions; it also includes philosophy of culture and literature, Owo (man) as a critique of reason, and Islam in Southeastern Nigeria.
Ibuot’s approach to scholarship promotes the idea that scholars of African Studies must commit to tracing the philosophical groundings of autochthonous African beliefs and ideologies as drivers of twenty-first century African societies. He contends that contemporary African scholarship must engage in methodological and systematic rereading of the African past and present as conditionalities for reengineering Africa’s future for positive and innovative
development. Ibuot was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2019 under the aegis of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
Emmanuel Ibuot is a member of the Humanities Unit in the School of General Studies and of the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He teaches Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence, and Nigerian Peoples and Cultures in the School of General Studies in the same university. He was a visiting lecturer at Bigard Memorial Seminary (BMS), Enugu, where he taught philosophy courses, including Ethics, Introduction to Metaphysics, Political Philosophy, and Philosophy of Value (Axiology). Emmanuel Ibuot is the author of “Epistemology of Arrow of God” (Ikenga, 2014), “Education, Ideology and Social Transformation” (Journal of Historical Society of Nigeria, 2018) and “Disharmony in Nigeria: Towards a Deconstruction of Its Ideological Foundations” (Nigeria’s Resource Wars, 2020).
Ibuot has served as external reviewer for academic journals such as Sage Open, Dialogue: The Canadian Philosophical Review, and Academic Letters. Ibuot serves as Associate Editor for Public Policy Inquiry (PPI), and Editor, Journal of African Humanities and Research Development (JAHRD). He is a founding member of African Humanities Research and Development Circle (AHRDC), and currently serves as the Vice-President for Events, Collaborations, and Linkages.
He is a member of the Association for Promoting Nigerian Languages and Cultures, and the Institute of Public Management.