Current Students

Second Year Students

Tooba Amin (she/her)

  • Address: East Hall

I received my bachelor's degree in English literature from Aligarh Muslim University in India with Economics and Linguistics as my minors. In my final year, I worked as a content writer and continued that throughout the lockdown period in India. I love to indulge in young-Adult fiction, k-dramas, and painting occasionally. I have always been a small-town girl, so moving to Bowling Greens does not seem intimidating.

Oluwatobi Idowu

Oluwatobi Idowu (he/him/his)

Oluwatobi Idowu (Tobi Idowu) received his BA in English from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. After completing his national youth service (for Nigerian graduates) at Guardian Newspapers, Nigeria as Arts and Culture reporter, he worked as a Literature teacher in a high school; then proceeded to edit literary manuscripts for Kraft Books Ltd, one of Nigeria's leading publishing firms.

His research interests among others include African literatures, Postcolonial studies, Comparative literatures, African contemporary popular cultures (Nollywood, Afrobeats...) and digital humanities.

Kennedy Lomont (she/her)

Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kennedy Lomont received her Bachelors degree in English from the University of Saint Francis. A student in the Masters degree program, she hopes to successfully instruct undergraduates as a teaching assistant. While she hasn’t had much academic publishing experience yet, you can often find her furiously searching for articles on JSTOR. Outside of the classroom Kennedy enjoys singing, reading, and showing off pictures of her dog.

Coming Soon

Akinsunmi Ibrahim Oseni

Paul Viafranco (he/him/his)

  • Address: East Hall

As a Hispanic first-generation nontraditional student, I come from a variance of Latino cultures: Mexican, Mexican American, Spanish, and Guatemalan. I am interested in removing the linguistic barriers which can prohibit certain students from embracing, or understanding epistemologies, which value their own thought processes. For this reason, I am also interested in studying neologisms, code switching, the progression of slang, and Standard Language Ideology, so that I can give back to the very communities from which I have come, by lending their words credence, and by extending academic knowledge to them in terms that are more accessible. By harmonizing and synthesizing the intellectual properties of both academic and colloquial language, I mean not only to study the relationships of power and language between these communities but fuse them into a new dialectic which erodes long standing fissures between class, race, and culture.

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William Walton-Case

  • Address: East Hall

William Walton received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communication Studies from Western Michigan University. A Midwest native and journalist by trade, William pivoted towards literature to pursue his passions of research and teaching that stem from his experience working in an undergraduate writing center. Owing to his background in political science, William’s research interests lie at the intersection of ideology and literature with a particular focus on 20th and 21st-century America. Outside of his academic work, he continues to work as a freelance journalist and as a writer of short fiction.

First Year Students

Ayotunde Afolabi

Ayotunde Afolabi

Ayotunde Afolabi bagged his Bachelor degree in English and International Studies from the Prestigious Osun State University, Osogbo. After the completion of his NYSC Programme, he went ahead to get a Post Graduate Diploma in Education which afforded him the leverage to teach as an English Literature teacher in a high school. Predicated on his literary interest, his research interest focuses on: Gender studies, Filmic adaptations, Orality and Post colonialism to mention amongst others.

Aishat Babatunde

Aishat Babatunde

  • Address: East Hall
Nurudeen Aribisala

Nurudeen Aribisala

  • Address: East Hall

Nurudeen Segun Aribisala (N.S. Aribisala) is an editor, researcher, art and culture curator, and literary consultant. He holds a bachelor's degree in Literature-in-English from Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos and currently running a master's in Literary and Textual Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. 

He has been involved in the curation of some of the biggest literary events in Africa, including the Quramo Festival of Words (where he was the programs director in 2020 and 2022), and Lagos Book and Art Festival, a literary festival popularly described as one of the biggest cultural picnics in Africa, where he was a member of the 2021 Tech-Team. 

 Also, he worked as editorial assistant at Bookcraft Publishing limited, one of the most cutting-edge publishing houses on the African continent, where he was actively involved in proofreading and editing some of Wole Soyinka's non-fiction books. And at Quramo Publishing Limited where he was marketing manager and manager of the firm's bookstore, Qbookcafe. In 2018, his paper, “Ideology and Form in Okey Ndibe’s Arrows of Rain” was published in Paper in English and Linguistics (Vol. 19, Nos. 3&4).

Currently, he is managing editor at Peaquills Review, and the co-founder and Executive Director of Book and Art Hub. His research interests among others include Anglophone literature and cultures, literary and cultural festivals, literary editing, publishing, and film studies.

Ahmed Bilal

Ahmed Bilal

Ahmad is seeking MA in the Literary and Textual Studies program. He is enthusiastic about literature and critical inquiry of his subject. He has previously received a BS in English Language & Literature from International Islamic University, Pakistan. After completing his BS, he worked as an instructor in different educational projects of the Regional English Language Office, US Embassy Pakistan. Furthermore, he has taught foundational courses in literature and language to undergraduates at the National College of Arts, the premier liberal arts college in Pakistan. He has taken a couple of teachers' training opportunities and been to BGSU back in 2017 on a teachers’ exchange program. For him, BG is like a second home. 

His research interests include but are not limited to postcolonialism, global modernism, and Anglophone South Asian fiction. His pastimes include movies, music, and blogging.  

Ashley Anteau

Ashley Anteau

  • Address: East Hall

Ash/Ant Anteau (any pronouns) received her BA in English from BGSU in May 2021. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she developed two theses: one on Shakespeare and one on Tolkien, both of which she presented at conferences in the year following her graduation. In addition to Tolkien, she is interested in medieval and early modern literature and culture, as well as historiography, adaptation, and performance studies. Outside of academia, she likes making art, collecting things, and hanging out with her cats. 

Coming-Soon

Temitope Bello

  • Address: East Hall
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Joseph Elia

  • Address: East Hall
Savannah Packman

Savannah Packman

  • Address: East Hall

Savannah Packman is a student in the MA Literary and Textual Studies Program. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in May 2020. Prior to attending BGSU, she earned an Associate of Applied Business in Marketing from Terra State Community College. Savannah works at WGTE Public Media in Toledo and wants to continue working in the nonprofit landscape after graduation. Her non-academic interests include watching films, animals, Trader Joe's, and Cedar Point.  

Updated: 09/09/2022 04:35PM