Dana Liljegren is a PhD Candidate in Art History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her specializations and topics of interest include West African art, global contemporary art, postcolonial theory, environmentalism, and film studies. Her current dissertation research examines the repurposing of trash in contemporary Senegalese art and pays special attention to materiality and the circulation of objects under condiĀ­tions of postcolonialism. She is a 2019 scholar-in-residence at RAW Material Company in Dakar.