Dr. Adérónké Adésolá Adésànyà is Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Art, Design, and Art History. Adésànyà is a laureate of CODESRIA Gender Institute, Dakar, Senegal, and she trained as Mediator and Conciliator in Nigeria. She teaches African and African Diaspora art, focusing on entities on the margins, and promotes the visibility of muted voices. Her most recent publication places a family of Yoruba artists in art-historical context and establishes their link with eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century Yoruba artists as well as engages the changing structures of Yoruba artistic production and circulation. Adésànyà is the Coordinator of Africana Studies and periodically serves as co-Director of JMU Ghana Study Abroad.

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