Tomide Oloruntobi

Ph.D. Student

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2020 Cohort

Tomide Oloruntobi is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication and Journalism. He is a postcolonial scholar of African and Black Diasporic identities, media, literature, language, and culture. His research interests include critical intercultural communication, African Cinema, race, and social class, African knowledge systems, and gender and women studiers. Tomide’s scholarship foregrounds intersectional reflexivity and critical topics around race, embodiment, ideology, and (im)impossibilities of globalization. Tomide’s works have been awarded winner of the May 2021 Interactive Poster Award by the Ethnicity & Race in Communication Division of International Communication Association and Top Student Paper by the International and Intercultural Communication Division of National Communication Association. Tomide has also been named among Glenda Lewis Critical Race Scholar Award winners by UNM Graduate Studies.