Olorunshola Adenekan

Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • African literature
    • Contemporary literature
    • Gender studies
    • Postcolonial studies
    • Queer studies
    • Literary studies not elsewhere classified
African literature Digital Humanities African culture African art Postcolonial Literature African diaspora Africana Studies
I'm an Associate Professor of African Literature at Ghent University, Belgium. I was previously an Assistant Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The thread binding together my past, present and future research projects is a focus on the intersection of digital and print cultures in Africa. I recently held a Codesria Diaspora Visiting Fellowship at the University of Ghana. I am a recipient of a Starting Grant from the European Research Council, in which I will be leading a team of researchers - as a Principal Investigator - to study the networks of Yoruba Print Culture. My collaborators on the project will be Prof Olutayo Adesina (University of Ibadan), Prof Oyeniyi Okunoye (OAU, Ile-Ife) and Dr James Yeku (University of Kansas at Lawrence). My book, "African Literature in the Digital Age", is published by James Currey, an imprint of Boydell & Brewer. I have co-edited two special issues on digital humanities: Adenekan, Shola; Julia Borst; and Linda Maeding. "Textures of Diaspora and (Post-)Digitality: A Cultural Studies Approach, "Journal of Global Diaspora & Media, Volume 3, Number 1, 1 June 2022. Adenekan, Shola; Rhonda Cobham Sander; Stephanie Bosch Santana; and Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang. "Digital Africas," Postcolonial Text,. I have published articles on contemporary African literature and culture. I have also worked as a journalist for organisations that include BBC News Online, The Guardian, Times Higher Education, The Christian Science Monitor etc. I am happy to hear from prospective PhD students in African literature and African digital culture., including the African diaspora in the Caribbean and North America.