Tolulope Adelabu

Position title: Special Projects PA

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Contact for outreach materials, publication archive, and object donation.

Tolulope O. Adelabu is a second-year graduate student in the Library and Information Studies (MA) at the Information School in UW-Madison. She works at the African Studies Program (ASP) as a special assistant for web and collections management. Her work entails researching, organizing, and further developing information about the center’s academic programs, community events, research and cultural artifacts, publication archive, and children’s books collection. She is honing expertise in informatics on marginalized, low resourced, and developing contexts, especially African media cultures. Her work and research interests sit at the intersection of cultural and information studies.

Before joining the graduate program, Tolulope was the 2021/2022 Fulbright Foreign Language (Yoruba) Teaching Assistant at the Department of African Cultural Studies (ACS) at UW-Madison. She has been with working with the director of the African Languages Program at the department to develop interactive pedagogy dictionaries for African languages.

She received a joint honors bachelor’s degree in English and Education and a joint honors master’s degree in English Literature and Education, both at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She has a decade long experience in teaching language, cultural, and information literacy across primary, undergraduate, and adult education programs.