History of Art and Architecture

Yannick Etoundi

Graduate Student
Research Interests Architecture & Urbanism of Africa and the African diaspora, postcolonial architectural history, slavery and abolition, visual culture of empire, collaborative humanities, cultural heritage & historic preservation


Yannick Etoundi is a third year doctoral student at the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and a Cogut Collaborative Humanities Fellow. As a historian of the built environment, he specializes in postcolonial architectural history, global modernisms, visual culture of empire, and the architectures of slavery and abolition. His main area of focus is the African continent and the African diaspora, and he is particularly interested in the ways in which the memory of slavery, abolition, and colonialism is articulated around the built environment. He holds a M.Arch and a B.Arch from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a BSocSc in International Studies and Modern Languages from the University of Ottawa. He also has professional experience in architectural firms based in Yukon, Canada and Tokyo, Japan. 

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