Ernesta Cole


3rd floor, Bradley Memorial Building

Ernesta Cole is interested in linguistic expression and stigmatization of and between English, indigenous and native languages in Sierra Leone and other West African countries. She earned a Master’s degree from the International and Regional Studies Program specializing in African Studies from the University of Michigan (2023) and a BA in English and Sociology from Hope College (2021). Ernesta has received the Kemper K. Knapp University Fellowship for her doctoral research in African Cultural Studies here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.