Salah M. Hassan is Goldwin Smith Professor and director  of the Africana Studies and Research Center and professor of African and African diaspora art history at Cornell  University. He is also the director of Cornell’s Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM). Prior to joining Cornell, Professor Hassan taught at the State University of New  York at Buffalo, the University of Pennsylvania, and the College of Fine and Applied Art in Khartoum, Sudan. He is an editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art  and a consulting editor for African Arts and Atlantica.

Professor Hassan has written, edited, and co-edited several books, including Darfur and the Crisis of Governance in Sudan (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2009) and Diaspora, Memory, Place (Munich: Prestel, 2008). He has curated several international exhibitions, including at the 49th Venice Biennale, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, and the Dakar Biennale. He is currently writing a book titled The Khartoum School: The Making of the Modern Art Movement in Sudan, and is curating a major retrospective of the Sudanese modernist Ibrahim El Salahi for the Museum for African Art in New York scheduled to open in the fall of 2011.

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