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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Media, Arts and Performance, University of Regina

Taiwo Afolabi is an artist-scholar who has worked in over 15 countries across four continents. His work focuses on using theatre for community engagement, promoting social change and creating brave and safe spaces for conversations. His current research focuses on using theatre with immigrants, refugees and newly-arrived youth and families in Canada, theatre and policing, and issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. He is the founding artistic director of Theatre Emissary International, Nigeria, and a research associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.


  • 2018–present
    Research Associate, University of Johannesburg
  • –present
    Assistant Professor, University of Regina
  • 2012–2015
    Artistic Director, Theatre Emissary International


  • 2020 
    University of Victoria, PhD
  • 2016 
    University of Ilorin, MA
  • 2011 
    University of Jos, BA (Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Queen Elizabeth Scholarship
    Funding Source:

Professional Memberships

  • UNESCO's International Theatre Institute
  • International Federation for Theatre Research
  • Canadian Association for Theatre Research
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)