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Associate Professor of Contemporary / Nonwestern Art History

Year Joined RCNJ: 2009

Contact Information


  • B.A. Indiana University, Bloomington
  • M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D. Columbia University, NY

Courses Offered:

  • 20th Century Histories and Concepts
  • Introduction to African Art
  • History of Photography
  • Africa and Cinema
  • Africa and Photography
  • Performance and Art

Awards and Special Recognition:

  • Fellow-in-residence, Clark Art Institute
  • President, Arts Council of the African Studies Association
  • Creative Capital/ Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Award
  • College Art Association Millard Meiss award
  • African Studies Association Herskovits Book Award Finalist

Recent Scholarly and Professional Accomplishments:

  • Books: Art and the End of Apartheid (University of Minnesota, 2009).
    (co-edited with Elisabeth Cameron) Portraiture and Photography in Africa (Indiana University Press, 2013).
  • Essays: “Snap of the Whip/Crossroads of Shame: Flogging, Photography, and the Representation of Atrocity in the Congo Reform Campaign,” Visual Anthropology Review 24, 1 (2008).
    “Mandela Rides a Casspir” in Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500 to Present ed. Nii O. Quarcoopome (Detroit Institute of Arts, 2010).
  • Editor of the new peer-reviewed journal Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture (2007-2010)
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