Fadilat T. Olasupo

Doctoral Candidate in Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 🌱

Hello There!

I'm a third-year doctoral candidate in the department of Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

I'm a qualitative researcher. My areas of interest encompass a wide range of topics, including race and ethnicity, identity and belonging, and immigration.

My primary research revolves around delving into the racial identity formation and racialization of African immigrants and their children in the United States. Moreover, my research investigates ethnic racial socialization practices of Nigerian immigrants to better understand what factors shape their approaches to transmitted racial knowledge to their children. 

My work is supported by the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) at the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School.

Through my work, I strive to shed light on the intricate interplay of social, political, cultural, and structural factors that shape their perspectives and experiences. Ultimately, I aim to address the existing knowledge gap and foster a deeper understanding of the processes that shape the racial identity and intersubjectivity of African immigrants in the United States.

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” - James Baldwin