Amy Powell is Cynthia Woods Mitchell Curatorial Fellow at Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. Her work frames contemporary art in global perspectives, including modern and contemporary African art and photography, African cinema, critical theory focusing on postcolonial theory and contemporary theories of representation, new media and subjectivity, and the history and theory of museums and curatorial studies. She is currently completing her PhD dissertation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Titled Time after Modernism: Postcoloniality and Contemporary Art, the project focuses on time as a formal and critical lens for artists who engage postcoloniality as a conscious thematic. She has published essays, exhibition and book reviews in African Arts, the Chicago Art Journal and Invisible Culture. From 2010-2011 she was Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC and in 2011 was Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at UW-Madison.