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Akinloye Ojo

Akinloye Ojo
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Akinloye Ojo is a Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies. He is also an affiliated faculty in the Department of Linguistics. He received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Georgia in 2001. His research interests include Yoruba language and linguistics, applied linguistics and language teaching, and language, culture and society. He is the coordinator of the Program in African languages and a core faculty member in the African Studies Institute. He has published articles on African language pedagogy and programming, Yoruba language acquisition, Yoruba onomastics, and the issues of language, culture and society in Africa. In 2005, his co-edited book, "Ìlò-Èdè àti Èdá Ède Yorùbá" (Yoruba Linguistics and Language Use) was published by Africa World Press. His latest book, "Language, Society, and Empowerment in Africa and Its Diaspora" was published in 2022 by Lexington Books. He also has a collection of poems, In Flight, published by Kraft Books, Nigeria in 2000.

Congratulations to Professor Rose Chepyator-Thomson (Professor, Kinesiology), Dr. Akinloye Ojo (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature & African Studies), Dr. Karim Traore (Associate Professor Emeritus, Comparative Literature & African Studies), and Katja Sonkeng (PhD. Candidate, Kinesiology) on the publication of their new edited volume, “Youth, Globalization, and Society in Africa and Its Diaspora,“ published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (February 2020). In the book, diverse authors offers a valuable glimpse into the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization to the youth in Africa and its diaspora, while issuing a stern call for action to local governments to act now and tap into the energy of Africa’s burgeoning youth population.

  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. PhD. Linguistics. 2001.
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies. 1999.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. MA Linguistics (General). 1996.
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. BA Linguistics (African). 1991.
Articles Featuring Akinloye Ojo

A series of African Studies (AFST) and AFST cross-listed courses offered during the Fall 2024 semester are listed below. We are particularly pleased to re-introduce AMHA 1001: Elementary Amharic I.

The courses are being…

A series of African Studies (AFST) and AFST cross-listed courses offered during the Spring 2024 semester are listed below. We are particularly pleased to introduce our newest addition – AFST 3950 Special Topics in African Studies: Introduction to Amharic…

The courses offered by the African Studies Institute for the Fall 2023 semester are listed below.

For more information contact the Director of the African Studies Insitute.

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