Simon Gikandi and Chika Okeke-Agulu Recognized by British Academy for their Contribution to the Humanities

August 4, 2022

Simon Gikandi (English) and Chika Okeke-Agulu (Art and Archaeology; African American Studies) have been elected corresponding fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their contribution to the humanities.

Gikandi is recognized for his work in the literatures and cultures of Africa and its Black Diasporas in the Americas and Europe; cultures, histories and institutions of slavery; literary history and comparative literature; and global modernism.

Okeke-Agulu is recognized for his work in modern and contemporary African and African diaspora art; classical and traditional African Art; postcolonial theory and art criticism; and art and politics.

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