PhD Student in French

Joel Akinwumi

M.A. in French Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria
B.A. in French and Education from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Joel Akinwumi is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in French Studies with special focus on African Literature. Before coming to UBC, he obtained an M.A. in French Studies with a distinction and a B.A. in French and Education with a First Class (Hons) from the University of Ibadan and the Obafemi Awolowo University respectively.


  • African and Caribbean Literatures in French
  • Postcolonial Discourse
  • Migration Studies
  • Women studies and African Feminism
  • Translation and Interpretation



Joel Akinwumi & Ramonu Sanusi, “Une saison au Congo ou la Tragédie des Nations Africaines”, Ife Journal of Foreign Languages, No 9, 22-30, 2013.