Tomide Oloruntobi

Ph.D. Student

Tomide Oloruntobi (he/him, they/them) earned his BA and MA in English from Adekunle Ajasin University and University of Ibadan, respectively. With his MSc in Communication Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato, Tomide’s research interests stand at the crossroads of Critical Intercultural and Health Communication. Tomide’s research has looked at the body in intercultural contexts specifically to propose an embodied approach to adaptation research. He has also conducted a qualitative/textual analysis of Shameless looking at the complex intersecting identities of Poor whites as portrayed in the show as one other effort at making Whiteness invisible. Aside from engaging in conversations around Critical Intercultural and Health communication, he is currently investigating the underlying imperial impulse that orient the globalization turn in Nollywood; specifically interrogating the question: What is new about New Nollywood? Tomide is open to collaborations in any project that engages questions in Critical Intercultural, Health, and Media communication.