Pan-African Studies | Funmilola Fagbamila

Department of Pan-African Studies
5151 State University Dr. Los Angeles
King Hall C3095 
Phone (323) 343-2290
Fax (323) 343-5485
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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 playwright, actress and scholar. Her internationally touring stage play “The Intersection: Woke Black Folk” has been met with critical acclaim by thinkers and artists such as Angela Davis and Erykah Badu. This production explores the complexities of Black political identity. It opened to sold-out houses at both the Pan African Film Festival and the Skirball Cultural Center; and in 2019 staged at universities and venues across the U.S., England, the Netherlands, France and Brazil. 

Funmilola currently serves as an instructor of Pan African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. As one of the original organizers of Black Lives Matter, Funmilola contributed to the organization’s inception in 2013. Her work was honored by the US Congress in both 2015 and 2018; and her writing, creative productions and social commentary have been featured in publications and on platforms such as the Guardian, NOWTHIS news, TNT, Netflix and NPR.

Funmilola has delivered keynote addresses, lectures and performances at universities across the U.S. and Europe. Some of the venues include UCLA School of Law, Oxford University, Stanford and Harvard. You can find her full bio and updates about her most recent work at