By Jamie Saxon
Simon Gikandi, the Class of 1943 University Professor of English, and Chika Okeke-Agulu, professor of art and archaeology and African American studies, have been elected corresponding fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their contribution to the humanities.
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.
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.
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