Ganiyu Jimoh is a second-year PhD student in the History of Art and Architecture program. His research interest is in Africa's modern and contemporary visual culture, focusing on digital arts and animation.
Ganiyu, also known as Jimga, is a political cartoonist and a digital artist ( www.jimgatoons.com ) with several local and international exhibitions to his credit. Jimga holds a B.A in Graphic Design, M.A in Art History and PhD in Visual Arts, all from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Before coming to UVa for his second doctoral research, he taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in design, cartooning and African art history. He was a visiting scholar at the African Studies Center, Michigan States University, in 2015, a National Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rhodes University, South Africa, a recipient of the African Studies Association presidential fellowship both in 2019, and CAA-Getty International Program participant in 2020.
Ganiyu is currently an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow in Indigenous Studies at UVa.