Sadé Ayorinde

Ph.D. Student in History of Art


Sadé’s interest is in art as a form of visual communication that questions, manipulates, and/or distorts racial, social, and gender relationships. She studies constructions of identity via modern and contemporary American art, mass media, and visual culture. Her current work focuses on humor and how characteristics of black masculinity are brought out in Gilded Age photography, and satirical cartoons, prints, and illustrations. Shadé earned a B.S. BA in international business and an M.A. in Art History from University of Nebraska – Lincoln.