Ikem Stanley Okoye received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Bartlett School, University College London, and his Ph.D. from MIT. He specialized in the history of space, architecture and sculpture in West Africa, the Caribbean and the American South (especially African America). Through these, he pursues a historical interrogation of constructs such as modernity, gender, race, and representation including the historiographical use of 'archives' with particular reference to the arts and architecture of Africa. His published essays which have appeared in the Art Bulletin, Paideuma, African Arts, The Harvard Architectural Review and in several edited books have covered the interests listed above, and include "Shamanic Penumbra: Houston Conwill's Art of Color", "History, Aesthetics and the Political in Igbo Spatial Heterotopias", "Tribe and Art History," and "Scratching the Membrane: Architecture and Photography in Southeastern Nigeria." He was a member (1996-97) at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, at the Institute for Modern Oriental Studies ( Berlin), and was a Rockefeller Fellow at the Institute for the Advanced Study and Research in the African Humanities (1992-93).