Graduate Instructor of Black Studies
315 Gentry Hall

Laura Obubo is a Doctoral Candidate in the Language and Literacies for Social Transformation program in the College of Education & Human Development at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Before her PhD program, she taught literacy for 5 years in an elementary school in her home country, Nigeria. Laura’s research interests cover postcolonial language experiences, critical literacies, decolonial thinking, and transnational African identities. Her dissertation study commits to making visible the experiences, languages, knowledge, and identity negotiation processes of Nigerian immigrant youth in the US K-12 system. Her research contributes to raising the racial, linguistic, and cultural consciousness of immigrant youth with a broader implication of helping K-12 educators understand and affirm the background and identities of immigrant students.