Adelaja Oriade is a third-year Ph.D. student and an instructor of record at Ohio University, Media Arts and Studies department. He also serves as a Peer Advisor of the International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS), Ohio University. In addition, He has served as a Teaching Assistant in the Media Arts & Studies Department of Ohio University (2019-2020), and a reviewer for the Ohio University Graduate Student Senate (GSU) 2021 Original Work Grants and Travel Awards (OWG).
For his Ph.D. dissertation, Adelaja investigates the perspectives of Black immigrants and African Americans about the casting for historical African and African American movies in Hollywood. Also, as a passionate ally of the African LGBTQ community, he explores indigenous, innovative, and efficient channels to navigate the homophobic laws and unchecked victimization of Africans whose sexualities do not conform to predominant heterosexuality. Adelaja frames his research in mass communication, post-modern, and post-colonial theories.
Before joining the Ph.D. program at Ohio University, Adelaja completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from the Tai Solarin University (2010) and a Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan (2017), Nigeria.
You can read Adelaja’s publication titled, “Challenging Hegemonic Masculinity in Nigerian Hip Hop: An Evaluation of Gender Representation in Falz the Bahd Guy’s Moral Instruction Album” through this link.