A graduate from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Amy Sall holds a master’s degree in Human Rights Studies, concentrating on the right to development and youth empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa. She received her BA in 2012 from The New School University in Culture and Media Studies, with a concentration in Cultural Studies and a minor in journalism. Sall is Founder and Editor of SUNU: Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aesthetics, a forthcoming publication seeking to amplify the youth voice and perspective on matters and ideas concerning Africa and the diaspora. From 2016 to 2017, she was a part-time lecturer in the Culture and Media Studies department of The New School University's Eugene Lang College where she developed and taught two courses: Third Cinema & The Counter Narratives, and The African Gaze: Postcolonial Visual Culture of Africa & The Social Imagination. With a keen interest in cultural studies, African affairs and artistic expression, Amy Sall is interested in the ways in which visual culture, literature, postcolonial and critical theory inform, shape and encourage contemporary discourses surrounding the socioeconomic, political and cultural.
Aside from her academic and entrepreneurial pursuits, Amy has also collaborated with and has been featured in campaigns for major brands such as J. Crew, Armani Beauty and Kenzo, and has been featured in publications such as Vogue and Kinfolk magazine. She is also a collector of both vernacular photography and vintage printed matter coming from Africa and the diaspora.
Courses created + taught:
Fall 2016 + Fall 2017/ The African Gaze: Visual Culture of Postcolonial Africa + The Social Imagination (Eugene Lang College; The New School University, New York)
Spring 2017 / Third Cinema + The Counter Narratives (Eugene Lang College, The New School University, New York)