Abigail Obafemi

Degree Program: MA


Originally from Nigeria, Abigail graduated with a BA in German from the University of Ibadan in 2020. She wrote her senior thesis on “The End of the Second World War in Austria,” based on Paulus Hochgatterer’s book Der Tag, an dem mein Groβvater ein Held war. She was first introduced to the German language in 2015 and her interest for the language has grown, as well as her passion for teaching. She is currently a first-year MA student of German at UA and is a Graduate Teaching Assistant, tutoring and assisting professors in the German program. Her main areas of academic interest include modern comparative literature and second language acquisition. She loves to explore road trips. She also enjoys playing volleyball and swimming.