Ajoke participates in gender based research. She hopes that with the knowledge she continues to gain through her exploration of gender and its function as a source of inequality, she is able to centre the voices of those who have been silenced and kept at the margins.
As a young poet, getting shortlisted for the 2019 Merky Books New Writers’ Prize and being invited to the writer’s camp was one of her greatest and most compelling experiences. It empowered her view of herself and her artistic abilities. Most importantly, it affirmed what she already knew – that the arts are a powerful tool for knowledge production and circulation. Through her writing she is able to question the role that gender plays in the world around her and pull on the conscience of her readers to consider their contribution, no matter how small, to gender inequalities.
As an executive of the Durham Law Society in the 2018/2019 academic year, her primary role was being in charge of organising the annual law ball with her co-chair. She was required to take on responsibilities that mirror the expectation of a Logistics Coordinator. The success of the Law Ball led to her and her co-chair winning the Best Student Law Society Event of the Year Award (2019).
Ajoke holds a Bachelor of Laws from Durham University and is currently pursuing an MSc in Gender Studies at the LSE.