Funmi Showole Amubieya

Adjunct Associate Research Scholar

Funmi Showole Amubieya

Funmi
Showole Amubieya
Adjunct Associate Research Scholar

Funmi Showole Amubieya conducts research and impact work around the issue of access to, and full participation in, higher education, particularly with the goal of advancing the inclusion of underrepresented students in higher education post-Fisher.

As a law student, Showole Amubieya’s research focused on how full participation, critical race, and human rights theories can advance racial justice and greater access to higher education. While studying in Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic, Showole Amubieya conducted extensive research on how state and local government officials are using the human rights framework to address social inequality domestically. This research contributed to the publication “Bringing Human Rights Home: How State and Local Governments Can Use Human Rights to Advance Local Policy.”

While a student at the Law School, Showole Amubieya also conducted an in-depth case study on the role of admissions officers as boundary-spanning organizational catalysts who are well positioned to increase access and greater inclusion to higher education for first-generation college students. During her final year in law school, she co-founded and co-facilitated the course “Lawyering for Social & Institutional Change” with Law School Professor Susan Sturm. Prior to studying at the Law School, Showole Amubieya was an assistant director of admissions at Yale University.

Showole Amubieya graduated with a J.D. from the Law School in 2013, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She also holds a B.A. from Yale University.