Imani Roach enjoys introducing her students to the arts of Africa and the African diaspora as well as to the history of anti-colonial thought in the global south. As a doctoral candidate in African Studies and Art History at Harvard University, she writes about black South African photojournalists during Apartheid, and about the history of photography on the continent more broadly. A practicing artist, she is a member of Vox Populi gallery and a co-founder of The Lonely Painter Project (a bi-coastal performance collaborative). She comes to the University of the Arts from a career in arts journalism, having served first as a Senior Editor for Guernica Magazine and later as Managing Editor for the Artblog, a Philadelphia-based online platform for local arts criticism.
BA, Art History, Stanford University (2004)
MA, Art History, Harvard University (2009)