Dr Simidele Dosekun is the author of Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture (University of Illinois Press, 2020). Concerning young, class-privileged Nigerian women who dress in a hyperbolically feminine style, the book argues that these women see themselves as neoliberal postfeminist subjects – ‘already empowered,’ in short. It offers a new conceptual and methodological understanding of postfeminism as a performative and transnationally mobile culture, and a closely theorised account of how women embody and, to some extent, suffer this culture in the flesh.
Dr. Dosekun is co-editor, with Dr. Mehita Iqani of Wits University, of African Luxury: Aesthetics and Politics (Intellect Books, 2019). With original and diverse case studies spanning the continent, the edited collection explores the production, consumption and representation of consumerist indulgence and lavishness in Africa. It is the first book to focus on ‘luxury’ as a distinct category of consumption and practice in Africa.