Nana Adusei-Poku

Nana Adusei-Poku is Assistant Professor in the History or Art and African American Studies Departments at Yale University. Previously, she was Assistant Professor in African Diasporic Art History in the Department of History of Art at the University of California Berkeley; Term Associate Professor at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2019-2022); and Visiting Professor in Art History of the African Diaspora at The Cooper Union NYC (2018-2019). Her research focuses on Cultural Shifts and how they articulate themselves through the intersections of art, politics, and popular culture; artistic productions from the Black Diasporas; and curatorial practice as a research tool to shape historical discourses on art. She is the author of Taking Stakes in the Unknown: Tracing Post-Black Art (2021) and editor of Reshaping the Field: Arts of the African Diasporas on Display (2022). The recent exhibition titled Black Melancholia(2022) at CCS Bard is the foundation for her next monograph of the same title.