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Chika Okeke-Agulu Wins Herskovits Award From African Studies Association

Chika Okeke-Agulu (right) with Program in African Studies Director Carolyn Rouse
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chika Okeke-Agulu, associate professor of art and archaeology and African American studies and faculty associate of the Program in African Studies, has been awarded the Melville J. Herskovits Award from the African Studies Association (ASA) for his book "Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in 20th-Century Nigeria" (Duke University Press, 2015). The award is given to the author of the most important scholarly work in African studies published in English during the preceding year. Established in 1952, the ASA, encourages the production and dissemination of knowledge about Africa's political, economic, social, cultural, artistic, scientific and environmental landscape. Okeke-Agulu accepted the award on Dec. 3 in Washington, D.C.