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Helen Ufuoma Ugah holds a PhD in English language from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. She specialises in Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics, as well as New Media Discourse, Political Discourse and Women’s Gender and Sexuality.

As a self-motivated academic who is committed to female rights and empowerment, she strives to advocate for women through rigorous scholarship. Her research interest cuts across the intersections of gender and society as evident in diverse phenomena and different contexts of human communication. She is presently working on Nigerian women’s personal abortion narratives, and Nigerian women’s sexual agency and pleasure.

She is a recipient of the Lagos Studies Association Best Graduate Student Paper (2019). She teaches English language at Elizade University, Nigeria and is presently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the African Cluster Centre, Institute of African and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Elizade University