Editorial Work:

2015. El Anatsui: New Worlds, Co-edited with John Stomberg. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.

2014. Converging Pedagogies in African Art Education: Colonial Legacies and Post-independence Aspirations. Guest Editor of Special Issue of Critical Interventions. 8.1.

2012. Collaborative Futures: Critical Reflections on Publicly Active Graduate Education. Lead Editor with Georgia M. Roberts and Craig Martin.  The Graduate Press of Syracuse University.

Refereed Journal Articles

2015. “Games of Seduction and Games of History: Alioum Moussa’s Fashion Victims in Niamey, Niger.” African Studies Review 58.1: 55-89.

2014. “From the Editor’s Desk. Converging Pedagogies in African Art Education: Colonial Legacies and Post-Independence Aspirations.” Critical Interventions. 8.1: 1-9.

2014. “Teaching African Artisanry, Seeing African Labor: Persistent Pedagogies in Twentieth Century Niger.” Critical Interventions. 8.1: 74-95.

2014. “Hot and Haute: Alphadi’s Fashion for Peace.” African Arts. 47.2: 40-55.

Book Chapters

2016, “Reading the Téra-tera: Textiles, Transportation, and Nationalism in Niger’s First Republic,” in Writing Through the Visual Virtual in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, eds. Ousseina Alidou and Renée Larrier. Lexington Books.

Conference Proceedings

2007. “Gender, Education, and Aesthetic Change in the Krobo Bead Industry.” Co-authored with Nomoda E. Djaba. The Global Perspective of Beads and Beadwork: History, Manufacture, Trade, and Adornment, eds. Jamey Allen and Valerie Hector.  Kadir Has University.


2015. “Review: A Place That Matters Yet: John Gubbins’s MuseumAfrica in the Postcolonial World by Sara G. Byala,” African Arts 48.3: 94-5.

 2013. “Review: Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics, by Akin Adesokan.” Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. 32.

 2013. “Moving Monuments: An Exhibition Catalogue of African Textiles. Review: Africa Interweave: Textile Diasporas.” H-Afrarts.

 2009. “Review: Yinka Shonibare’s Garden of Love at the Musée du Quai Branly.” Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. 24.


Manuscripts in Preparation

Mining Beauty: Art and Development in Niger. Book Manuscript.

 Africa’s Delay: A Philosophical Treatise. Translation of Boubou Hama, Le Retard de l’Afrique (Paris: Présence Africaine, 1972). 

 “The Grand Ambitions of the Grand Musée de l’Afrique in Algiers, Algeria.” Journal article.

Other Publications

“The Musée National Boubou Hama du Niger: Where the Action Is.” Feature Article in West African Research Association Newsletter. Fall 2015.

 “Cedi and Krobo Hotworked Glass Beads.”  Ornament. 26.3 (2003).

 “The Potential for Participatory Development Around the Takini School.”  The Great Plains Sociologist. Spring Issue, 1999.