Gift Iyioku

Degree Program: MA

Research Areas

  • Contemporary German Literature
  • European-African Literature
  • Colonial and Migration Studies


Gift grew up in South-Western Nigeria, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in European Studies (German Major) from the University of Ibadan. In September 2016, she co-founded the KG Language School in Ibadan, Nigeria. In 2017, she received a DAAD Summer Scholarship and spent one month at the Technische Universität Hamburg studying German. Gift is currently pursuing a master’s degree and is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Alabama, where she is a member of the Delta Pi Alpha Honor Society and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Her research interests include Contemporary (German) and European-African Literature, Colonial and Migration Studies. She is always eager to meet people of other cultures, and in her free time, you will find her watching YouTube travel documentaries and foreign movies, and reading.