Xi Jin

Email: xjin225@wisc.edu

3rd floor, Bradley Memorial Building

Xi “Títílayọ̀” Jin (she/her/hers) is a PhD student in the Department of African Cultural Studies with a Minor in Visual Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining ACS at UW-Madison, she earned an MA in African Literature and Culture from Peking University and a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Beijing Normal University in China. Her research delves into the intersections of African literary, art, and cultural histories of the 20th century, as well as museum studies in Africa. Her PhD dissertation will focus on the role of African museums in decolonization efforts.

In 2022, she co-edited The Anthology of World Literature (African and Oceanian Literatures), published in Chinese by China’s Higher Education Press. Her paper titled “An Eastern Gaze: Reconsidering ‘African Art’ from a Chinese Perspective” has been accepted as a book chapter in Daniel Mutibwa and Hongwei Baos edited volume, Entangled Histories and Ambivalent Feelings: China and Africa Encounters in Culture and Media, set to be published by Routledge in 2024.