CFP: Africa, Globalization and The Muslim Worlds, Harvard Divinity School, September 19-21, 2019

The Alwaleed Professorship of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society at Harvard Divinity School and The Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) at Northwestern University invites proposals for a conference to be held at Harvard University.

Research assistance on African diaspora in France

I'm researching grant possibilities for my next book project: the art of contemporary French artists of African descent. I am especially interested in applying feminist, post-colonial, and race critical theory in a French context, and hope to gain insight from my previous project in the British context (Contemporary British Artists of African Descent and the Unburdening of a Generation, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). I want to be based in or around Marseille, and am looking for approximately six months of funding.

Re: Publications Announcements?

In December 2017, I published Contemporary British Artists of African Descent and the Unburdening of a Generation with Palgrave Macmillan. Most of the artists are non-Muslim, but it has a brief analysis of Zineb Sedira's Self Portraits or the Virgin Mary (2000). I also have an article in press with Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, that includes analysis of Sedira's series of photographs and videos based on a ship graveyard in Mauritania, called "The Aesthetics of Migration in an Age of Anxiety: Zineb Sedira, Allan deSouza, and Mary Evans."

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