Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Yannick Etoundi

Collaborative Humanities Fellow, History of Art and Architecture
Last updated June 22, 2023


Yannick Etoundi is a third-year doctoral candidate at the Department of the History of Art and Architecture. As a historian of the built environment, he specializes in postcolonial architectural history, global modernisms, visual culture of empire, and the architectures of slavery and abolition. His main area of focus is the African continent and the African diaspora, and he is particularly interested in the ways in which the memory of slavery, abolition, and colonialism is articulated around the built environment. He holds a M.Arch. and a B.Arch. from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a B.Soc.Sc. in international studies and modern languages from the University of Ottawa. He also has professional experience in architectural firms based in Yukon, Canada, and Tokyo, Japan.