Nana Adusei-Poku holds a master's degree in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths' College, London with a dissertation project on the Visual Representation of Black Feminity on the example of Grace Jones called "Devil Inside?" Since 2009 she is a doctoral fellow within the interdisciplinary program ‘Gender as a Category of Knowledge' at Humboldt University. She was a visiting scholar at Ghana University Legon, London School of Economics and Political Sciences and the Columbia University New York. Her research interests are located in the realm of Visual Cultures, Cultural Studies and Critical Race Theory. She examines in her PhD project "Conditions of Existence" contemporary Black artists form the US and Germany. Her trans-disciplinary approach analyses ideas of race and gender in Visual Cultures from a philosophical cultural studies perspective and examines subversions through visual representations by emerging Black artists and their aesthetic interventions. Adusei-Poku taught a course on the Gaze, Race and Gender in Visual Culture at Humboldt University, which was awarded with the Faculty Award for Excellent Teaching 2011, she is currently a lecturer for Postcolonial, Queer Theory and Visual Culture at the University of the Arts in Zurich (ZHdK) Media arts Department.
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