Kemi’s research interests include transnational, Afro-German, and migrant literature. She intends to explore the works of authors in these categories and examine how they narrate experiences from various perspectives defying single-stranded representations and how they foster future possibilities.
Before joining Stanford German Department as a Ph.D student in 2022, she earned a B.A degree in German from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2019, and completed her M.A program in German from the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa in 2022. In 2021, she became a member of the Delta Phi Alpha Honours Society and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. She received the DAAD Summer program scholarship in 2017 and 2022 and travelled to Aachen and Münster respectively.
She enjoys conversations about feminism, development of human rights, diversity and inclusion as well as cultural similarities and differences. She co-founded a language school in Nigeria in 2016 as a contribution to the development of multilingualism.