2019
Alumni (National Fellow)

Ope Akanbi

Ambrose Monell Foundation National Fellow in Technology and Democracy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Degrees:
LL.B. Obafemi Awolowo University (2008)
LL.M. Harvard University (2012)
LL.M. Yeshiva University (2014)
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (2019)
Professional Sector:
Education
Dream Mentor:
Margaret O'Mara
University of Washington
Fields of Interest:
Labor
Media and The Press
Science and Technology

Bio:

Ope Akanbi received her Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in August 2019 upon completion of her dissertation titled, “Bounding Work: Time, Technology and Labor Regulation.” Akanbi joined the staff of Brock University (Canada) in July 2019 as an assistant professor in the Department of Communications, Popular Culture, and Film. Ope received her LL.B. from Obafemi Awolowo University in 2008 and her LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2012. She is currently a member of the New York Bar. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Communication and the Yale Law Journal Forum. Ope is the 2018-19 Ambrose Monell Foundation Funded National Fellow in Technology and Democracy.

Thesis Description:

Bounding Work: Time, Technology and Labor Regulation

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