Department of Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies
Department of Gender Studies
Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin

Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin

Assistant Professor in Gender Studies

PhD (Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies), York University
Master of Public Administration, Queen's University
BA Honours (Psychology and Global Development Studies), Queen's University

Office: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D521
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext.77424
Research interests: African Urban Futures, Racial Geographies,  Black Popular Culture, African Feminisms, Sexuality and Urban Space in Africa, Gender and Urbanization,  Critical Race Theory, Postcolonial Theory, Decolonial Theory, and Global Political Economy of Development
Joint Appointment: Geography & Planning

I am a feminist scholar who is interested in African urban futures and black futurity. I do urban ethnography work concerning issues of gender, spirituality, spatial exclusions and financial inclusion. I also have a research focus on popular culture, both on the continent and in the diaspora, that explores the issues of subjectivity and belonging and the use of Afrofuturism and Afropolitan Imagineering in geographic projects that address the politics of difference.

Recent Publications

Adeniyi Ogunyankin, G. (2019) “The city of our dream”: Owambe urbanism and low-income women’s resistance in Ibadan, Nigeria'. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 43(3), 423-441.

Adeniyi Ogunyankin, G. (2019).  In/Out of Nigeria: Transnational research and the politics of identity and knowledge production. Gender, Place & Culture 26(10), 1386–1401

Adeniyi Ogunyankin, G. (2019). Postcolonial approaches to the study of African politics in Cheeseman, N. (ed) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Adeniyi Ogunyankin, G. (2019). Mothering, urbanization and Africa. O’Brien Hallestein, L, O’Reilly, A. & Vandenbeld Giles, M. The Routledge companion to motherhood. Pp. 414-425.

Adeniyi Ogunyankin, G. (2018). A “scented declaration of progress”: Globalization, Afropolitan imagineering, and familiar orientations. Antipode, 50(5), 1145–1165.

Bawa, S. & Adeniyi Ogunyankin, G. (2018).  (Un)African women:  Identity, class and moral geographies in postcolonial times. African Identities, 16(4), 444-459.

Adeniyi Ogunyankin, G. (2018). Dislocation, mimicry and the geography of belonging in Sefi Atta’s A Bit of Difference (pp. 139-153) in Fongang, D. (ed) The postcolonial subject in transit: Migration, borders and subjectivity in African diaspora literature. Lexington Books.