Prof. C. J. Odhiambo
 Prof Dr. Christopher Odhiambo J-
Spokesperson & Principal Investigator Research Section Arts & Aesthetics

The Arts and Aesthetics Research Section has as its core objective, the reconfiguring of African studies through critical engagement with multiplicity of artworks. As such the RS focuses on how processes of artistic creation, mediation, interpretation and criticism participate in the project of generating meanings and knowledge(s) that catalyze and facilitate ways of engaging with and understanding Africa and its people in multiple and multilayered modes. The RS will, have as its repertoire of study, dance, music, fine art, film, visual arts/media, literature both written and oral. The investigations of this RS largely revolve around the following broad areas
• The world of the artists/Artistes, the production processes of the works and their consumers/audiences
• Artistic works and their contexts, influences both intrinsic and extrinsic of factors and conditions on form(s) and meanings, production and circulation
• Critical engagement with artistic imaginaries: of entanglements with politics, ethics of representations, aesthetics and meanings, global and local dialectics
Activities: Workshops, seminars, reading sessions, conferences, research

Mission Statement
RS Arts and Aesthetics strives to engage in authentic and productive research and publications, that promote the interpretation and understanding of the reconfiguring of African studies through multiple works of art

Spokeperson

Prof Dr. Christopher Odhiambo J

Members

Prof. Peter T. Simatei

Dr. Busolo Wekesa

Dr. Evans Mugarizi

Dr. Everlyn Kisembe

Dr. James Ogutu

Dr. Jane Mwonga

Dr. Joseph Okongo

Dr. Laban Makobila

Dr. Paul Sutter

Dr. Rose Opondo

Dr. Samuel Ndogo

Dr. Simon Nganga

Mr. Collins Mumbo

Mr. Isaac Shitubi