Omotola Okunlola

Omotola (Tola) Okunlola is a PhD candidate at the African Cultural Studies department, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her BA and MA degrees in English from Obafemi Awolowo University and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, respectively. Her current research explores contemporary feminist politics in African literature and film. This summer, she will conduct field research in Nigeria to understand the network of forces that has historically shaped women’s literary and cinematic representations in the country. Tola is also the recipient of the 2022 BLAC Foundation supplemental award.