Itohan Osayimwese is an architectural and urban historian. She is Assistant Professor of History of Art & Architecture. She engages with theories of modernity, postcoloniality, and globalization to analyze German colonial architecture, urban design, and visual culture; modern architecture in Germany; African and African diaspora material cultural histories; and the architecture of development in Africa. Another research interest is the architectural and urban lives of religious cults.
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Itohan Osayimwese's new Mellon-funded book
Citation of Osayimwese's work in Jonathan Fine, "Selling Authenticity in the Bamum Kingdom in 1929-1930"
Theme co-editor, "Building Modern Africa," Journal of Architectural Education 68.2 (forthcoming 2014)
Book Details: Colonialism and Modern Architecture in Germany
Modern Architectures in Africa,” Cornell Universiy AAP, sponsored by CNY Humanities Corridor
2016 SAH/Mellon Author Award
Contribution to "German Colonialism Revisited: African, Asian, and Oceanic Experiences"
Citation of Itohan Osayimwese's work in Ariane Isabelle Komeda, "Kolonialarchitektur als Gegenstand transkultureller Forschung: Das Beispiel der deutschen Bauten in Namibia"
Citation of Itohan Osayimwese's work in Kathleen James-Chakraborty, "Beyond postcolonialism: New directions for the history of nonwestern architecture"
Itohan Osayimwese, News from Brown
Itohan Osayimwese wins Jeffrey Cook Award
Review of contribution in "German Colonialism, Visual Culture, and Modern Memory"