Personal profile

Academic Background

Abdulamlik possesses expertise in anthropology and archaeology, with a specialisation in the field of art history, specifically focusing on the archaeology of the West African Coast. He previously held the position of a tutor specialising in heritage studies within the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. He possesses a special affinity for various branches of archaeology, including historic, forensic, marine, pre-historic, Palaeolithic, landscape, and field archaeology. Abdulmalik holds a position on the editorial board of the platform. Furthermore, he has contributed to various research projects as a researcher and field assistant, resulting in the publication of numerous academic articles and conference papers. Abdulmalik is currently a CHASE doctoral researcher at the prestigious Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Univeristy of East Anglia. The focus of his current research pertains to the reconstruction of the interactions between West African communities and Europeans within the context of the historical era along the Atlantic ocean.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

La Plage Meta Verse

28 Sep 20232 Oct 2023

Award Date: 2 Oct 2023

Master of Arts

26 Sep 202215 Aug 2023

Award Date: 15 Aug 2023

Master of Arts, Ahmadu Bello University

18 Apr 201920 Jan 2022

Award Date: 15 Feb 2022

Bachelor of Arts, Ahmadu Bello University

5 Nov 201315 Oct 2017

Award Date: 25 Nov 2017

Bayero University

20 Sep 201111 Aug 2013

Award Date: 15 Oct 2013

External positions

PhD Student Lead

1 Oct 202330 Sep 2024

Heritage Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello University

6 Jun 202130 Aug 2022


  • African History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Museology
  • Pottery Studies
  • Historic period
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery
  • Urbanization
  • Art History
  • Humanities
  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Science (General)
  • Analysis

Media Expertise

  • Archaeology
  • Adaptation
  • Art history
  • Environment
  • International relations

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