Dominique Malaquais is an art historian and political scientist. She works mostly collectively, in her own name and under various pseudonyms. Her work addresses intersections between political violence, economic inequity and the making of urban cultures in the late capitalist present. She has held teaching positions at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia and Princeton Universities in the US and at Sciences Po in France. Currently, she is a Senior Researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris and teaches at École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Dominique is the author of several books and numerous articles. Recent publications include two edited volumes – one a reflection on Africa-Asia exchanges as seen through the visual arts, literature, urbanism and spirituality (with Nicole Khouri) and the other on the archival turn in contemporary Africa-based and Diaspora arts (with Maëline Le Lay and Nadine Siegert). Among her recent curatorial and research undertakings are: Panafest Archive, a cross-media initiative on Pan-African festivals of the 1960s and 70s (with Cédric Vincent) linked to a web documentary by the same name and Dakar 66, an exhibition held at Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris (with Sarah Frioux-Salgas and Cédric Vincent); Kinshasa Chronicles, an exhibition about Kinshasa as seen through the eyes of its youngest and most experimental arts practitioners (2018-2021 – MIAM, Sète and Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, Paris, with Androa Mindre Kolo, Fiona Meadows, Claude Allemand, Sébastien Godret, Mega Mingiedi, Jean-Christophe Lanquetin) ; Yif Menga (with Julie Peghini), a film/teaching/publication/exhibition/colloquia project on performance as politics. Dominique is Associate Editor of the Pan-African platform Chimurenga and sits on the editorial board of the arts journal Savvy. She is a past President of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA).