Participants

Ibironke, Bode

  • Olabode Ibironke
  • Department of English, Rutgers University

Bio: Olabode Ibironke. Currently Associate Professor of English at Rutgers, New Brunswick, and Chair of the National Association of African Studies Programs (AASP). Ibironke was twice the recipient of the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Award, among other awards for excellence and outstanding scholarship. He is the Journal of Commonwealth Literature Bibliography contributor for West Africa. He serves on the Editorial Board of the African Studies Review. His book Remapping African Literature challenges our understanding of African literary history. His current research on Àwàdà is an exploration of the social and critical work of comedy in Africa that focuses on the interconnected roles of television and comedy in shaping the popular imaginary.