Dr Esther Ajiboye
Assistant Professor | Researcher
PhD English (Critical Discourse Studies / New Media Communications)
Awards & Honours
2018 Postdoctoral Residency Award (Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa), American Council of Learned Societies/African Humanities Program
2017 International Communication Association (ICA) Travel Grant
2017 International Communication Association’s Divisional Annenberg Travel Grant for Language and Social Interaction Division
2017 Dissertation Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies/African Humanities Program
2017 Covenant University Conference Support Grant
2017 Covenant University Thesis Research Grant
Current Postgraduate Supervision
Selected Publications (5)
2017 Attitudinal Stance-taking in Nigerian Digital Communities: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Engagements on Biafra Agitations. 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, USA (May 25- 29).
2017 Online Secessionist Cyber Discourses in Nigeria: The Case of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Faculty of Arts Third Biennial International Conference, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (March 14-17).
2017 The Role of GSP in Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Students in Nigerian Universities. Annual National Conference of General Studies Programme, Ede, Nigeria (May 30-31).
2016 Lexical Trends in Selected Online Nigerian Pentecostal Texts. A Paper Presented at IFESAN (50th Anniversary) (Sept. 5- 8).
2015 Negotiating Identity and Membership in Online Discussion Forums: A Study of Nairaland (2015). 3rd Idowu Sobowale International Conference (October 27-28).
2015 The Marriage of the Popular and the Political: A Critical Analysis of Nigerian Hip Hop Music in Electoral Discourse. 3rd Idowu Sobowale International Conference, Ota, Nigeria (October 27-28).
2015 Texting and Relationship: Examining Discourse Strategies in Negotiating and Sustaining Relationships using Mobile Phone. 65th International Communication Association Annual Conference, Puerto Rico, San Juan (May 21-25).
2014 Language Use in Crisis Situations: A Study of Rhetorical Strategies in Online Reactions to News Reports of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting and the Nairobi Westgate Attack. 59th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association, Paris, France (May 22-24).
2014 Discursive Constructions of Borders in Online Feedback Platforms. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan (July 13-19).
2014 Language Endangerment Using Yoruba and Igbo Languages in Africa: Problems and Prospects. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan (July 13-19).