Sarah Van Beurden

Professor Sarah Van Beurden (Ohio State University) is a historian of modern Africa, with a special interest in the cultural history of colonial and postcolonial Central Africa. She is the author of Authentically African: Arts and the Transnational Politics of Congolese Culture (New African Histories Series, Ohio University Press, 2015) as well as several articles and chapters on the history of Congo’s decolonization, African cultural heritage and museums, the role of cultural politics in development policies, and the reinvention of African ethnographic objects into art, among others.