Trained at University College London and at MIT, Ikem Stanley Okoye is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware where he also holds a joint appointment in Black American Studies.
His work on African, African American and European histories and theoretics of art, architecture and film is published in several journals including the Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Paideuma Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde, Harvard Architectural Review, Interventions – a Journal of Postcolonial Studies, RES: Journal of Anthropology and Aesthetics and Critical Interventions, as well as in anthologies including Architecture and the Pictorial Arts from Romanticism to the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: The Built Surface (Koehler and Anderson eds, 2002), Anthropologies of Art (Westermann ed., 2005) and The Aftermath of Slavery (Korieh and Kolapo eds, 2007).
He has been a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study and Research in the African Humanities at Northwestern University and the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies in Berlin. His forthcoming book Hideous Architecture (2008) focuses on the early modern architecture of southern Nigeria. Okoye is Editor of Ijele, an online peer-reviewed journal of modern and contemporary art of Africa and the diaspora. He also enjoys an occasional practice in architecture with Anubis Architecture, a small internationally focused atelier working out of Pennsylvania.