Graduate Student Caucus

The Graduate Student Caucus of the ALA (GSCALA) is a relatively small group of MA and PhD students from around the world that organizes graduate student-oriented events and panels at the annual conference. The purpose of the caucus is to facilitate and strengthen graduate student participation in the ALA, providing students with opportunities to advance their research, professional development, and relationships with scholars in the field.

2021-2022 GSCALA Leadership

Chair: Tolulope Akinwole, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
Vice Chair: Utitofon Inyang, University of California, Riverside, US
Secretary: Olajide Salawu, University of Alberta, Canada
Social Media Officer: Michael Oshindoro, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
Treasurer: Kayode Odumboni, The Ohio State University, US

Members at Large

Mosunmola Adeojo, University of Florida, Gainesville, US
Roseline Adebimpe Adewuyi, Purdue University, US
Darlington Elo Ejezie, Georg-August Universität, Gottingen, Germany
Megan Fourqurean, University of Leeds, UK
Cristovao Nwachukwu, University of Florida, Gainesville, US
Theophilus Okunlola, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US

Join Us

GSCALA welcomes all graduate students who wish to be part of a community of like-minded students studying the literatures and cultures of Africa and the diaspora. We are always looking for motivated students to help out with our organizing efforts. To learn more about the caucus please contact Kufre Usanga at

Click here to join our Facebook page.
And please follow us on Twitter @GSCALA_.

GSCALA Constitution