Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome, ARC Distinguished CUNY Fellow, attends Africa Forum in Washington DC

Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome, professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College and ARC Distinguished CUNY Fellow, recently attended the Growth and Opportunity in Africa Forum in Washington DC, hosted by Congressmember Karen Bass. Professor Okome was able to brief several members of Congress about current Nigerian issues, including the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome is a professor in the Department of Political Science and previously the Deputy Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She is currently working on a book that studies transnationalism, gender, evangelism, and power in African initiation churches in Nigera and the U.S., which focuses especially on Aladura churches in Yorubaland. She is also the editor of West African Migrations: Transnational and Global Pathways in a New Century (2012) and Transnational Africa and Globalization (2012), both coedited with Olufemi Vaughan. She received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1996.

Submitted on: AUG 24, 2014

Category: Advanced Research Collaborative