Specializations

  • Visual culture and media studies
  • Digitization and the cultural commons
  • Artistic research (creative practices as/in/with technology)

Courses

  • LIS 553 - Information And Social Justice

Biography

Temi Odumosu is an interdisciplinary scholar and curator at the iSchool with a teaching focus on critical and creative approaches to understanding information technology’s role within society; in particular how unfinished colonial histories and their inequalities haunt data, uses of information and technology design. Her research and curatorial work are engaged with the visual and affective politics of slavery and colonialism, race and visual coding in popular culture, postmemorial art and performance, image ethics and politics of cultural heritage digitization. Overall, she is focused on the ways art can mediate social transformation and healing.

Odumosu is author of the award-winning book Africans in English Caricature 1769-1819: Black Jokes White Humour. She holds both a Ph.D. and a master’s of philosophy in art history from the University of Cambridge, King’s College. She began her postdoctoral career with EUROTAST, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions EU research and training network on genetics of slavery, coordinated from the Centre for GeoGenetics at University of Copenhagen in Denmark. She continued on in Scandinavia with a postdoc for the Living Archives Research Project at K3, Malmö University’s School of Arts and Communication in Sweden. Odumosu is currently a member of the international research network The Art of Nordic Colonialism: Writing Transcultural Art Histories at University of Copenhagen; research affiliate for Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP) at the University of Bergen in Norway; and advisory board member for the Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery at NSCAD University in Canada.

Publications and Contributions

  • Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book-New
    On Shadows and Disintegrating Forms: A mixtape for an imperfect moment (2022)
    Public Memory, Public Art: Reflections on Monuments and Memorial Art Today, pp. 240 Authors: Temi Odumosu, Joanna Zawieja Editors: Annika Enqvist, Karolina Modig, Rebecka Katz Thor
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Shooting back/ Speaking forward: Decolonial strategies in the work of Sasha Huber (2022)
    Visual Activism in the 21st Century: Art, protest and resistance in an uncertain world Authors: Temi Odumosu, Sasha Huber
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Between the Sheets (2021)
    Hogarth and Europe, pp. 132-137, ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-84976-768-2 Authors: Temi Odumosu, Cora Gilroy-Ware
  • Book Entry, Almanac or Encyclopedia
    Caricature (2021)
    Oxford African American Studies Center Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Study Guide
    Decolonial Thinking for Beginners (2021)
    Billedkunst, pp. 104-106 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Response by Odumosu to “Representing experiential knowledge" (2021)
    Translation Studies, 14.1(Unknown Issue), pp. 108-113 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Seeing Values: Colonial image work in the German völkerschauen archive (2021)
    Kirchner and Nolde: Expressionism, colonialism, pp. 138-143, ISBN/ISSN: 978-9-0500-6218-3 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    This is how you see her? Rachael Pringle Polgreen of Barbados by Thomas Rowlandson’s satirical hand (2021)
    Atlantic Studies special issue Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    One-Eyed Archive: Metadata Reflections on the USVI Photographic Collections at The Royal Danish Library (2020)
    Digital Culture & Society, 6.2(Unknown Issue), pp. 35-62 Authors: Krabbe Meyer, Mette Kia, Temi Odumosu
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Race proofing at home (2020)
    (Home Works) A Cooking Book: Recipes for Organising with Art and Domestic Work, pp. 78-87 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Something Happened (2020)
    Kunstkritikk.com Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The Crying Child: On colonial archives, digitisation, and ethics of care in the cultural commons (2020)
    Current Anthropology special issue on Atlantic Slavery and the Making of the Modern World, 61.22(Unknown Issue), pp. 289-302 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Narrow Visions: Reflecting on Africans imagined in European children’s books (2019)
    Zeit|Spiegel: Kinder- und Jugendliteratur der Jahre 1925 bis 1945, pp. 59 – 63 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Seven Words (2019)
    Bästa Biennial! Zine, pp. 24-25 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    What Lies Unspoken: A remedy for colonial silences in Denmark (2019)
    Third Text, 33(Unknown Issue), pp. 615–629 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Öppna bilder eller öppna sår? (2019)
    Mana: Antirasistisk Tidskriv, pp. 18-21 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Africans in English Caricature 1769-1819: Black Jokes, White Humour (2018)
    Africans in English Caricature 1769-1819: Black Jokes, White Humour Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Call and Response: Paradox, connection and story in the work of Julien Creuzet (2018)
    Le centre ne peut tenir Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Defending the Dead: Archival re-enactments and colonial reckonings in contemporary art (2018)
    In and Beyond Sweden: Journeys through an art scene, pp. 134-143 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Unruly Images (2018)
    Genus & Kulturarv network for cultural heritage and interdisciplinary gender research Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    What is in the Gaze? (2018)
    Mãe Preta, pp. 13-18 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Loving in the Colonial Archive: a short meditation in three parts (2017)
    Marronage, I(Unknown Issue), pp. 22-25 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Conference Paper
    Postcolonial Design Interventions: Mixed Reality Design for Revealing Histories of Slavery and Their Legacies in Copenhagen (2017)
    Nordes 2017: DESIGN+POWER, Authors: Maria Engberg, Susan Kozel, Temi Odumosu
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Spiritual Diaspora in Montage: This Particular Masquerade Unmasked (2017)
    BAT: Bridging Art + Text, pp. 15-20 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Report
    Blind Spots (A Traveller’s Tale): Notes on Cultural Citizenship, Power, Recognition and Diversity (2015)
    Museums – Citizens and Sustainable Solu2ons, pp. 110-119 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Memorializing Contested Landscapes (2015)
    Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, 4.3(Unknown Issue), pp. 189-94 Authors: Temi Odumosu, Hannes Schroeder
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Open Images or Open Wounds? Colonial past and present in the city of Copenhagen (2015)
    Openness: Politics, Practices, Poetics Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Burthened Bodies: The Image and Cultural Work of “White Negroes” in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (2014)
    American Studies in Scandinavia, 46.1(Unknown Issue), pp. 31-53 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    In Bad Taste? Slavery and the African presence in the subversive mockery of royalty (2014)
    Loyal Subversion? Caricatures from the Personal Union between England and Hanover 1714-1837, pp. 122-139 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Abolitionists, African diplomats and “the black joke” in George Gruikshank's The New Union Club (2012)
    The Slave in European Art: From Renaissance Trophy to Aboli2onist Emblem, pp. 333-359 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Default Positions: African Icons and stereotypes from Georgian print culture (2012)
    The Ephemerist, 158(Unknown Issue), pp. 10-13 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    "Exhibiting Difference: A Curatorial Journey with George Alexander Gratton the “Spotted Negro Boy” (2011)
    pp. 175-192 Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Report
    Transforming Heritage Leadership: challenges and goals (2009)
    Heritage, Legacy and Leadership: Ideas and Interventions Author: Temi Odumosu
  • Study Guide

Presentations

  • Anti-racist listening (2021)
    University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Because We Must: On lifeboats, dead-ends, and planetary desires (2021)
    Sweden
  • Black Out 2020! Visual rhetoric and colonial reverberations during challenging Nmes (2021)
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Close Reading Difficult Images (2021)
    University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Colonial JPEGs and Haunted Code: Historical redress in the open digital commons (2021)
    Germany
  • Ethical Absences, or, when images have done enough (2021)
    The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark
  • Finding Alberta: On what the archive does and does not tell (2021)
    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Front End / Back End: Power, Narrattives, and Naming (2021)
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • In Close Contact: Sensitive engagements with the colonial imaginary (2021)
    Jutland Art Academy, Arhus, Denmark
  • Poethics for Colonial CollecNons: On digital viewership, reckoning, and haunting (2021)
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Refusing Subjects: Ethical lessons from colonial image archives (2021)
    Columbia University, NY, USA
  • Take Flight: A love letter to colonialism’s hidden children (2021)
    University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • The Future Real Conditional: On wrestling with the hungry ghosts (2021)
    University of the Arts Stockholm, Sweden
  • The Future Real Conditional: On wrestling with the hungry ghosts (2021)
    Aarhus University, Denmark
  • This Woman’s Work: Unfinished, underwritten, unseen (2021)
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • To Feel at Home in Children’s Literature? Reflections on an unfolding quesNon (2021)
    Oslo, Norway
  • Traces of Kongo in the Nordic Colonial Archive (2021)
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • What Lies Unspoken: Sounding the colonial archive in Denmark and it challenges (2021)
    Sweden
  • Who is the Subject? Wilhelm Marstrand’s portrait of Jusina Antoine and other images” (2021)
    Digital
  • Colonial JPEGS and Questions of Care in Collections (2020)
    University of Washington, Seattle
  • Conversation: On Sweet Tooth with Elaine Mitchener (2020)
    Borealis Experimental Music Festival, Bergen, Norway
  • In conversaNon: Elaine Mitchener, Kodwo Eshun, Temi Odumosu & Elvira Dyangani Ose (2020)
    The Showroom, London, UK
  • On Facing Silences: Cultural intervening during Denmark’s 2017 commemorations (2020)
    Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden