Abigail Obafemi

Degree Program: MA

Bio

Born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa, Abigail graduated with a Bachelors in European Studies (German) from the University of Ibadan in 2020, during which she served as the Secretary of the Deutscher Kreis. She was first introduced to the German language in 2015 and her interest for the language, as well as her passion for teaching, has grown. In 2019, she interned at the University of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire as an office assistant and tutor of English. During this time, she developed a sample syllabus for the German program for the University. She proceeded to continue her studies at the University of Alabama and is currently a master’s student of German and a Graduate Teaching Assistant, tutoring and assisting professors in the German program. At the University of Alabama, she is a member of the Delta Pi Alpha Honor Society and a member of the Association of American Teachers of German, through which she was awarded a scholarship to participate in the professional development program ‘Mit Deutsch in die Zukunft’ at the Herder-Institut, Leipzig last summer. Her main areas of academic interest include modern intercultural (German) literature and second language acquisition. She loves exploring road trips with friends, reading novels by Colleen Hoover, and swimming in her free time.