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

Funmilola Fagbamila
Funmilola Fagbamila
Adjunct Professor
Office: King Hall C3095 
Telephone: (323) 343-2290

Funmilola Fagbamila is a Nigerian American scholar, activist, playwright and artist. She earned her B.A. in Sociology and Pan African Studies from Cal State LA in 2013. Having recently completed her graduate program at UCLA in Black Studies, Funmilola now serves as an adjunct professor of Pan African Studies at Cal State Los Angeles. 


As an original member of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement she has been organizing with BLM since its inception in 2013. While Funmilola's artistry is multifaceted, including spoken word and hip hop, her current project, entitled The Intersection, is a stage play on the complexities of black identity, black radicalism, and what she has coined the “black liberation ego”.


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. She frequently sits on community panels regarding police brutality, criminal justice and overall wellness in black communities; most recently presenting at a conference held by the UCLA School of Law.


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