Olaocha Nwadiuto Nwabara received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in African American and African Studies and became a member of the SUNY Geneseo faculty in 2019. She teaches courses in global African literatures, most specifically West African, women’s, and migratory literature. Her courses focus on examining identity formation amongst diverse African (continental and diaspora) subjects and self-representation within literature and film.
Her research examines global African cultural productions and cultural thought as African-centered artifacts and methods to correctively represent cultural identities as they engages the realities of race, ethnicity, and gender amongst transnational Africans. Focusing on Nigerians in the United States and South Africa, some of her recent publications were published in Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, New Frontiers in the Study of the Global African Diaspora: Between Unchartered Themes and Alternative Representations and Art, Creativity, and Politics in Africa and the Diaspora.