Hakimah Abdul-Fattah


Hakimah Abdul-Fattah is a William Fontaine Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology. She is a visual artist and researcher with a professional background in museums and arts organizations. Hakimah is interested broadly in reparatory justice and the structural legacy between New World slavery and the formation of African art as a discipline.


MA, Museum Anthropology, Columbia University 

BA, Anthropology and French, Bates College 

Research Interests

Museums, archives, reparatory justice, memory, heritage, legal regimes, African art collections/collecting, knowledge production, nationalism, colonial/decolonial 



Graduate Status