Mendi Obadike – Assistant Professor, Media Studies (Ph.D., Duke, Literature, 2005). Contact Information: email@example.com.
Mendi Lewis Obadike is an intermedia artist and scholar who works across media. She is the author of Armor and Flesh (Lotus Press), which won the Naomi Long Madgett Prize, and the forthcoming books Big House / Disclosure and Four Electric Ghosts (1913 Press). Mendi collaborates with her husband Keith Obadike. Their 2001 work Blackness for Sale has been widely cited in the press and in new media art surveys. Recent installations include Big House / Disclosure, American Cypher (currently exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem), and African Metropole. Their other conceptual media artworks have been commissioned by and exhibited at the Whitney Museum, the New Museum, Yale University, Electronic Arts Intermix and the New York African Film Festival, among other institutions. Their albums include The Sour Thunder, an Internet Opera (Bridge Records, 2004) and Crosstalk: American Speech Music (Bridge Records, 2008). Mendi has been awarded a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship and a postdoctoral fellowship in Race and Ethnicity from Princeton University, as well as fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation for Poetry and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Mendi is a poetry editor at Fence Magazine, an artist-in residence at the Tribeca Performing Art Center, and an Assistant Professor in Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute. She earned a BA in English from Spelman College and a PhD in literature from Duke University. For more, see her website.