Interview with Dr. Rose Ojo-Ajayi

By Kitty Wang (A’23)

Editor’s Note: With our new digitally distance world, we as a team have decided to take advantage of the medium and publish video interviews instead of classically transcribed interviews. The first in our series, Kitty Wang sits down with the Cooper Union’s Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Rose Ojo-Ajayi to highlight her work. The interview is accessible through this link here and also embedded below:

As an addendum, Rose asked us to include this statement:

I would be remiss if I didn’t give a “shoutout” to my foundation year professor Debra Priestly. It was Prof. Priestly who first introduced me to the work of Carrie Mae Weems, more specifically, Weems’s work From Here I Saw What Happened And I Cried, 1995-1996. Although I didn’t know it at the time, this piece would go on to have a profound effect on my work as an artist and a scholar. I ended up writing my doctoral dissertation on Weems’s work and I thank Debra Priestly for this.

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