Dr Dosekun’s first book, Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture, was published in 2020 by the University of Illinois Press. The book concerns young, class-privileged Nigerian women who dress in a hyperbolically feminine style. Based on interviews, it argues that these women see themselves as neoliberal postfeminist subjects – ‘already empowered,’ in short. The book 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.
A book collection, African Luxury: Aesthetics and Politics, co-edited with Dr. Mehita Iqani of Wits University, was published in 2019 by Intellect Books. With original case studies spanning the African continent, from Togo to the former Zaire to Angola, African Luxury explores the visual and material cultures of different, extant forms of the production, consumption and representation of wealth, indulgence and lavishness there. It is the first book to focus on ‘luxury’ as a distinct category of consumption and practice in Africa.