Tokumbo Bodunde–Photo by Karly Beaumont

Tokumbo Bodunde teaches high school literacy in New York City. Prior, she taught high school English in Newark and Hoboken, NJ. On the university level, Tokumbo has taught courses on media and communication at Manhattan College and Women’s Studies at William Paterson University. A graduate of the Media Studies program at The New School, Tokumbo has trained with arts and filmmaking organizations such as Third World Newsreel, Community Word Project, Thriving Artists Program, and Chica Luna Productions. Her short, Her Name Sounds Like, was recently featured at the Black Latina Movement film showcase as well as the Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter exhibition at The New Museum.

Her documentary, Black Girls Face: R. Kelly was featured in the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival. Tokumbo has also screened and facilitated workshops at The Left Forum, the Women, Action & Media Conference and the Grassroots Media Conference. In her writing, teaching and film projects, she tackles issues of gender, race, class and popular media.

Tokumbo can be reached at

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Judith Weber says:

    Tokumbo, you rock! For a moment I did not realize it was you on my Facebook, but then I looked at your profile. How are you? Well you actually seem to do very well- Professor of Women Studies, you! That’s great to hear, I remember our talk in the deli across form the GF building and you were a bit burned out from freelance hustling and tutoring a math lesson. I would love to catch up with you and am curious if you are working on other video projects. I remember your self- portrait in Paul’s semiotics class very vividly, that was a fine piece! My friend Maya and I (you guys might have had classes together?!) started a collective creating artistic and educational documentary and media art projects– and we are collaborating with a few former New Schoolers. Our current big project is a Jazz doc on Reggie Workman.

    so let me know what you are up to and be in touch!



  2. i think that you are doing a wonderful job and that you should keep on doing what you are doing. And as one of your students i am proud to say that i am honared to a teacher as great and talented as you are.

  3. Patricia Oduba says:

    WOW, Toks! This is absolutely, positively the BEST info I have read in a very long time. I accidentally ran across this and WOW, I am so very proud and happy and eagerly waiting to actually read, see, hear everything

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