Femi Owolade

Femi provides research support to LITE Fellows on projects centred on the ‘BAME’ awarding gap and decolonisation.

He has a background in law having served as a paralegal at the Kwara State Ministry of Justice in Nigeria before studying for a PhD in British Colonial History at King’s College London. Prior to joining LITE, Femi worked for the Widening Participation Department at King’s College London, where he co-led outreach projects on Black students and migrant parents. In April 2021, Femi was shortlisted for the Institute of Historical Research Olivette Otele Prize for his paper on British colonialism and the emancipation of female enslavement in Northern Nigeria.

Femi is particularly interested in using his expertise in law and colonial history to develop new methods of tackling racial inequalities in higher education.