Olubukola (Bukky) Gbádégeşin

Consortium for Faculty Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Art History

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Title Consortium for Faculty Diversity Post Doctoral Fellow
Department Art
2nd Title Lecturer in Art History
2nd Department ART
Work Location Visual Arts Center
E-Mail ogbadege@bowdoin.edu
Bukky Gbadegesin

Education

PhD Emory University, 2010
Dissertation: “Picturing the Modern Self: Politics, Identity, and Self-Fashioning in Lagos, 1861-1934” (Advisor: Sidney Littlefield Kasfir)

MA Emory University, 2007
Thesis: “The Intersection of Modern Art, Anthropology, and International Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1910-1914” (Advisor: Sidney Littlefield Kasfir)  

BA Cornell University (cum laude), 2002

Publications

Articles
“Response to F. Ugiomoh, ‘Art and Nationalism’” [Part of a special section: Dialogue]. African Arts 42, no.2 (Summer 2009): 7–8.

Book Reviews
A Rooted Reading of Race in the History of Art.” Review of Colored Pictures: Race and Visual Representation, by Michael D. Harris. H-AfrArts, H-Net Reviews(June 2006).

Encyclopedia Entries/Bibliographies
“Art History and Criticism.” In Encyclopedia of African Thought, Vol. 1, edited by F. Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo, 94-97. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Annotated bibliography to Contemporary African Art since 1980, by Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agulu, 348-359. Bologna: Damiani, 2009.

Publications in Progress
Picturing the Modern Self: Politics, Identity, and Self-Fashioning in Lagos, 1861-1934.

“Where in the World is Neils Walwin Holm? Tracing the Travels and Enterprise of a Transnational Photographer.” Visual Anthropology (special issue edited by Erin L. Haney and Jurg Schneider).

“Open Your Eyes: The Challenge of Visual Political Satire in a Complacent Present.” In Essays in Honor of Dele Jegede, edited by Toyin Falola.

Conferences/Presentations/Papers

Woodson Fellowship Public Lecture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Paper: “Excessive Portraits: Re-reading of the Photographs of Neils Walwin Holm, the Yoruba Ibeji/Twins, and Yinka Shonibare”. 2010

African Studies Forum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Paper: “How Do I Look?: ‘Cultural Hypochondria’ and Other Audience Responses to Modern Lagosian Portraiture”. 2010

Art History Graduate Symposium, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Paper: “The Holm Picture: Reconstructing a Black Lagosian Photographer” (Panel: “Interfaces: Surfaces, Phases, Spaces”). 2009 

Invited gallery talk in conjunction with “Resonance from the Past” traveling exhibit, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa. 2008

African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il.
Paper: “A Shot in the Dark: Reconstructing the Black Lagosian Photographer” (Panel: “Creating Frameworks of Visuality to Rethink the Colonial Encounter”). 2008

College Art Association Annual Conference, Boston, Mass.
Paper: “The Intersection of Modern Art, Anthropology, and International Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1910-1914” (Panel: “Art and Politics in Africa: Africans and the Avant Garde”). 2006

Grants Fellowships and Awards

Consortium for Faculty Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME. 2010-2011

Carter G. Woodson Pre-Doctoral Residential Fellowship, University of Virginia. 2008-2010 

Mellon Summer Fellowship, Michael C. Carlos Museum of Art, Emory University. 2004

Presidential Research Scholar, Cornell University. 1999-2003