Pan-African Studies | Funmilola Fagbamila

Department of Pan-African Studies
5151 State University Dr. Los Angeles
King Hall C3095 
Phone (323) 343-2290
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Funmilola Fagbamila
Funmilola Fagbamila
Office: King Hall C3095 
Telephone: (323) 343-2290
Email: [email protected]
Funmilola Fagbamila is a Nigerian American scholar, activist, playwright and artist. She currently serves as an adjunct professor of Pan African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. As an original member of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Funmilola has been organizing with BLM since its inception in 2013. 
While her artistry is multifaceted, including spoken word and hip hop, Funmilola’s current project, entitled "The Intersection: Woke Black Folk", is a stage play on the complexities of black political identity. This project has been met with critical acclaim by thinkers and artists such as Angela Davis and Erykah Badu. It premiered in March of 2018 as the featured theatrical production for Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.
In 2015, Funmilola was honored by the United States Congress and the Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance for her “commendable activist scholarship, service and struggle”. In 2017, Funmilola was awarded the Inaugural Activist-in-Residence position at the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin. Her writing, political analyses and social commentary have been featured in publications such as the Guardian, NPR and NowThis News.
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