Suzana Sousa

Fellow: Department of History, PhD

I am currently working on PhD research which focuses on the arts and visual culture in Angola after independence and their use in the nation building process after independence. I am particularly interested in interrogating the way a number of visual cultures were gathered in order to create a national category of arts and how this national category was used in the political discourse of the country. I am also interested in contemporary art and how in more recent years ideas regarding national history and nationalism have been challenged through visual culture and a new set of international connections and circulations.