Janet Hess Authors Two Forthcoming Articles

janethess.jpegJanet Hess, associate professor of art history and African studies in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, is the author of two forthcoming publications.

The first, "Nkrumah/Lumumba: Representations of Masculinity," will appear in a collection of essays called, African Intellectuals and Decolonization (Ohio University Press: in press), which commemorates significant moments in African history and reflects upon the legacies of fifty years of "independence" in Africa.

The second piece, "The Art of Richard Mayhew," will appear in NKA: The Journal of Contemporary African Art (in press), a biannual publication that focuses on critically examining the newly developing field of contemporary African and African Diaspora art within the modernist and postmodernist experience.


Hess has been with Sonoma State University since 2002. She earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1999, her M.A. in Art History from Columbia University in 1993, and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Iowa in 1992. Hess also holds a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. She can be reached by email at janet.hess@sonoma.edu.

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