Chrystel Oloukoi

Chrystel Oloukoi

Department of Anthropology
coloukoi [@] g.harvard.edu

Chrystel Oloukoï is a PhD student in African Studies and Anthropology at Harvard University. She holds a MA in Geography from the university Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and is an alumni of the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris where she concentrated in Geography and Arabic studies. Her research revolves around nightlife and the politics of leisure in (post)colonial Lagos and Johannesburg. Retracing the legacies of colonialism on urban (night)life and their reinforcement by contemporary neoliberal logics, she intends to draw the contours of a political economy of nightlife in contexts of depletion, unemployment, surplus-time and boredom, through the exploration of the complicated relation between forms of play, forms of rest and disposable bodies. Through sound, photography and video, her capstone project will interrogate places of nocturnal entertainment as sites of exhaustion and the forms of masculinities forged out of tired worlds and tired bodies.