Abisola Akinsiku

Abisola Akinsiku
  • Data Tank Coordinator
  • Spring 2023 - Present

Contact Info


Abisola Akinsiku (she/her) is a doctoral student and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the English Department, University of Kansas (KU). She focuses on Women's Literature and its digitization. Previously, she attended Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Nigeria, where she received her bachelor's with honors and served as a GTA. She completed her master's degree in English (Literature) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with distinction. In the fall of 2019, Abisola received the Competitive Graduate Award, which allowed her to research the history of female fiction writing in Nigeria, starting with Flora Nwapa. She found that some fictional texts self-published by first, and second-generation Nigerian women writers are gradually going into extinction; they need to be recovered and digitally preserved, a project she is collaborating with the University of Kansas, History of Black Writing (HBW), to accomplish. Her scholarly interests include broadly Afro-continental and Afro-diasporic literature from the 19th century till now, digital humanities, migration, and gender studies. Visit her website