The current recipient of the UMIH Graduate Fellowship is Ifeoluwa Adeniyi. Ifeoluwa is a PhD candidate in the Department of English, Theatre, Film, and Media, University of Manitoba. Her research and scholarly interests orbit the discourses of African literatures, Afrofuturism and Black diaspora literatures, African science and speculative fiction, and Black women’s writing. In her ongoing PhD dissertation research, Ifeoluwa is examining the Afrofuturist novels of Black women writers to account for their varied visions of the future. Ifeoluwa has worked as a radio presenter in Nigeria and is also a creative writer. Her debut novel, On the Bank of the River, was published in Nigeria in 2015.
We wish last year's Fellow, Jacqueline Jordaan, well with her research and future endeavours.