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Olubukola Gbadegesin, Ph.D.

Associate professor
Art History

Courses Taught

Art of the African Diaspora, "Masquerades, Festivals, and Racial Masking in Africa and the Diaspora", "Survey of Art in Africa", "Modernity and Photography in Africa" and "Exhibiting Africa".


Ph.D., Emory University, 2010

M.A., Emory University, 2007

B.A., Cornell University, 2004

Research Interests

  • Photography
  • Portraiture
  • Transnationalism
  • Cultural politics
  • West African film industry

Publications and Media Placements

Gbadegesin has contributed responses, book reviews, and encyclopedia entries to the African Arts journal, H-AfrArts H-Net Reviews, Encyclopedia of African Thought, and Contemporary African Art Since 1980.