Andrea Mariko Grant

Andrea Mariko Grant is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Artist in Residence on the Past Wrongs, Future Choices project. A social anthropologist by training, her work explores the intersections between art, memory, and politics, with previous work on youth politics and popular culture in urban Rwanda. Her Past Wrongs, Future Choices research project and artistic work foreground intergenerational transmission between Nikkei artists and their descendants, including the poetry and visual art of her Issei grandmother, Etsuko Tsuji. She is particularly interested in how Nikkei artists conceptualize and engage with the archive in its various forms. Her publications include:

  • Youth, Pentecostalism, and Popular Music in Rwanda. Cambridge University Press (Forthcoming).
  • (Book chapter) ‘Bringing The Daily Mail to Africa: Entertainment Websites and the Creation of a Digital Youth Public in Post-Genocide Rwanda’, Publics in Africa in a Digital Age. Edited by Sharath Srinivasan, Stephanie Diepeveen, and George Karekwaivanane. Abingdon: Routledge. 2022. (Also published as an article in Journal of Eastern African Studies 13, No. 1 (2019): 106-123.)
  • “Public Religion after Genocide: Pentecostal Sounds and Voice in Rwanda.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 41, No. 2 (2021): 194-204.