Tejumola Olaniyan

Position title: Professor, African Cultural Studies and English


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


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

An interview conducted in 2016 by graduate student Kathryn Mara.

Selected Publications