Mathew Ajibade was the recipient of the 2017-2018 Fulbright FLTA (Yoruba) scholarship. Matthew assisted with the teaching of the Yoruba language at IU. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. As his final year project, he translated into Yoruba Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, and has translated several papers into both English and Yoruba. He taught both English and Yoruba languages at the high school level in Nigeria before winning the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship award. Mathew is now pursuing a Masters in Linguistics at IU Bloomington, while teaching Yoruba for the African Studies Program.
Graduate Student, Linguistics
Associate Instructor (Yoruba), African Studies Program