Ademola Adesola

BA  (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)
MA (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)
PhD (University of Manitoba)

Office: EA3112
Phone: 403.440.6092

Ademola is an Assistant Professor, Postcolonial Literatures, in the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures. Prior to his appointment at MRU Ademola taught literature at the International College of Manitoba, University of Manitoba. He has worked in Nigeria as a journalist on the Arts Desk of The Nation Newspapers and as a lecturer at Kings University, Nigeria. 
Ademola’s teaching and research interests are African/Black Diaspora Literatures, Postcolonial Literatures, War and Literature, and Popular Culture. His current research explores literary representations of children at war (aka child soldiers). His articles, book chapters, and reviews have appeared in different publications. His article, “A Tale of Two Fighters: Images of Child Soldiers in Jewish and African Child Soldier Narratives,” recently appeared in Journal of the African Literature Association, vol. 16, no. 1, 2022.
He is a recipient of several awards, including the Berdie and Irvin Cohen Scholarship in Peace and Conflict Studies, and Dr. Vernon B. Rhodenizer Graduate Scholarship for his doctoral dissertation at the University of Manitoba. Ademola is a Fellow of the Ife Institute of Advanced Studies. 
Biking and playing recreational tennis are some of Ademola’s cherished pastimes.