Ololade Afolabi

PhD Student, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Adam Smith Fellow

Ololade Afolabi is a PhD student in mass communications and media arts at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her research interests include the representation of African women in local and international media and how economic and political activities of the state continue to dictate how news related to women is covered. Ololade earned an MS in communications from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, an MA in English studies from the University of Ibadan and a BA in English studies from Adekunle Ajasin University.  She was a Mercatus Center Adam Smith fellow during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years.