OLUMAYOWA WILLOUGHBY (they/them/theirs)
AFRICANA STUDIES & RESEARCH CENTER
I am a Doctoral Candidate of Africana Studies at Africana Studies & Research Center at Cornell University, where I also serve on the Executive Council of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative and am affiliated with the Near Eastern Studies Center.
Before teaching as a Doctoral Candidate at the university level, I taught for three years in the standardized test preparation system, at Testmasters Education Center and for four years as a Spanish Language Drill Instructor in Dartmouth College's Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
I held a visiting researcher fellowship at Koc University's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
These days, I am a managing editor of Edinburg University Press's Gender and Islam Book Series Advisory Board.
Outside of academe, I am the former volunteer coordinator of Ithaca's Planned Parenthood LGBTQ Youth Program.