A graduate from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Senegalese-American, Amy Sall, holds a master’s degree in Human Rights Studies, concentrating on the right to development and youth empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sall is concerned with issues particularly pertaining to the economic, social and political exclusion of African youth. She received her BA in 2012 from The New School University in Culture and Media Studies, with a concentration in Cultural Studies and a minor in journalism. Sall is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of SUNU: Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aesthetics, an online and print journal seeking to amplify the youth voice and perspective in the knowledge and artistic production of Africa. With a keen interest in cultural studies, African affairs, thought and artistic expression, Amy Sall is also interested in the ways in which media, visual culture and critical theory inform and shape policy and encourage discourses surrounding human rights, as well as the socioeconomic, political and cultural.
MA, Human Rights Studies; Columbia University
BA, Culture & Media Studies; Eugene Lang College, The New School University
Speaker at the Studio Museum in Harlem as part of their series “The Artist’s Voice” with artist Nontsikelelo Mutiti.
Guest speaker/discussant at The New School University’s Eugene Lang College and Williams College in Massachusetts.
Discussant for 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair's discursive program FORUM
human rights, visual culture, literature, African studies, cultural studies, postcolonial theory
The African Gaze