Joyce Jekayinoluwa

Women's Studies

Joyce A. Jekayinoluwa is a second-year master’s student in the Women’s Studies program. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in English Studies from Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. As the first female departmental President in her undergraduate days, she fostered academic and social initiatives as her focus among her fellow students.

She currently serves as the Graduate Student Association’s Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In addition, she is presently the Service Chair of the African Students Association, Vice President of Triota Women’s Honor Society, a WGRC ambassador, a Tide Together Peer Mentor and equally serves on the University of Alabama’s Equal Opportunity Committee. As an event host who has mastered the art of public speaking, she advocates against Gender-Based Violence, has passion for community involvement and delights in mentoring children on leadership and identity formation.

Joyce is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the department of Gender and Race Studies, and she hopes to pursue a career as a Women’s Human Rights Attorney and act as a legal representative for survivors of violence and abuse. In her leisure, she loves to be in the company of friends, watch crime shows and read books on self-development.