Tejumola Olaniyan

Professor, African Cultural Studies, Louise Durham Mead Professor of English & Wole Soyinka Professor of the Humanities


(608) 263-2848

1470 Van Hise


  • PhD’91 Cornell University
  • MA’89 Cornell University
  • MA’85 University of Ife, Nigeria
  • BA’82 University of Ife, Nigeria


My deep interest is transdisciplinary teaching and research; my goal is the cultivation of critical self-reflexivity about our expressions and their many contexts.

Additional: African, African American, and Caribbean literatures; postcolonial cultural studies; genre studies—history, theory, and sociology of drama; popular culture studies—art, music, and architecture.

Selected Publications