Nicole Smythe-Johnson

PhD Candidate

Art History

Modern/Contemporary, Caribbean Art

Research Interests

  • Caribbean art, art of the African diaspora, national art histories, cultural policy
  • Ideas— opacity, refusal, illegibility, failures of language, poetics

  • Thinkers— Walter Benjamin, Tina Campt, Édouard Glissant, Saidiya Hartman, Deborah Thomas, Michel-Rolph Trouillot


BA, Humanities, Media and Cultural Studies, Macalester College

MA, Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, UK

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