Paul Ugor


Paul Ugor is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. His research interests are in the areas of Black Popular Culture, Anglophone World Literatures, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Theory, and New Media Cultures in the Global South. He is the author of Nollywood: Popular Culture and Narratives of Youth Struggles in Nigeria (2016). He has also co-edited several collections including, Young People and Popular Culture in Africa (URP 2021), African Youth Cultures in the Age of Globalization: Challenges, Agency and Resistance (Routledge 2017); Contemporary Youth Cultures in Africa (a special issue of Postcolonial Text. Vol. 8, No 3 & 4, 2013); and Youth, Cultural Politics and New Social Spaces in an Era of Globalization (a special issue of Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies 31:4, 2009). His research and teaching interests in general are concerned with emerging trends in global politics, economy, communication, cultural representations, and everyday life, especially in the postcolonial world.