Arts, Democracy, and Cultural History in Dakar

Spring 2023 Center Grant Recipients

Janet Horne & Alison Levine (French)

This grant supports the creation of a collaborative working group to foster interdisciplinary conversation among UVA faculty working on West Africa, and to advance research collaborations between UVA and the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal. Our initial working group includes faculty from History, Art History, French, the Karsh Institute of Democracy, Media Studies, and the Batten School with intersecting areas of research and practice in contemporary visual art and art history, cultural history, and humanitarian action. In its first year, the group will focus on visual arts, democracy, and environmental justice.