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Biography

I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in English Literature, with my research project entitled ‘Delinquent Bodies: Blackness and Racial Capitalism in Afrodiasporic Literature’. I earned my PhD in Postcolonial African Literature and Culture from the University of Bristol in 2023 under a fully funded cotutelle supervision arrangement with Macquarie University.

My thesis is currently being revised into a monograph titled African Hustler Narratives: E-fraud Economy in Postcolonial Nigerian Literature, as well as adapted into a documentary film – African Robinhood: The Making of a Prodigal Scammer.

I have taught literature courses in Nigeria, England, and Australia, including Godfrey Okoye University, University of Nigeria, Bournemouth University, University of Bristol, and Macquarie University. Prior to joining Northumbria, I have worked as a language editor for the Oxford English Dictionaries in Germany, and completed a research visit at Carleton University, Canada funded by the Mitacs Globalink Research Awards.

Research interests

Postcolonial and Global Black Literatures; African Diasporic Literatures; Global Migration; Studies in Literature, Race, and Economics; Gender and Minority Studies; Media and Cultural Studies

Education/Academic qualification

English Literature, PhD, University of Bristol

Award Date: 9 Nov 2023

English Literature, PhD, Macquarie University

Award Date: 1 Aug 2023

English Literature, MA, University of Nigeria

Award Date: 1 May 2016

External positions

Macquarie University

13 Nov 202312 Nov 2024

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