Colleen Foran

Colleen Foran is currently a PhD candidate studying African art at Boston University (BU), where she has taught the introductory class to the arts of Africa and its diasporas alongside other courses. Her research focuses on contemporary West African art. In particular, her dissertation looks at performance art and its relationship to historical processions in the Ghanaian capital of Accra. Colleen received her MA at BU in spring 2020, as well as a Graduate Certificate in African Studies from BU’s African Studies Center. She was previously a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow studying Akan Twi and held a Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship for dissertation research in Ghana. Prior to coming to BU, Colleen earned her BA from DePaul University in the history of art and architecture and then worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art as a writer and editor.

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