Dana Liljegren is a PhD Candidate in Art History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her specializations and topics of interest include West African art, global contemporary art, postcolonial theory, environmentalism, and film studies. She holds degrees in art history from Brown University, Columbia University, and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. After beginning graduate studies in Modern Art and focusing on Conceptual art, film, and photography, her current research concentrates on francophone Africa and pays special attention to materiality and the circulation of objects under conditions of postcolonialism. She is currently Co-Editor of Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, a peer-reviewed publication of graduate student writing and creative projects.