Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi


Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi

Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi

Art History Department
Emory University
140 Carlos Hall
Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-0808

susan.e.gagliardi@emory.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Books

SUSAN ELIZABETH GAGLIARDI (Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2010)

Research Interests

Historical and present-day arts of West Africa, with focus on arts sponsored by Senufo- and Mande-speaking communities; practices and theories of power and assemblage, of the seen and the unseen, of secrecy, and of masquerade; patronage; museums and display methods

Selected Publications

Books: 

Senufo Unbound: Dynamics of Art and Identity in West Africa, Cleveland: The Cleveland Museum of Art; Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2015. Translated by Anne-Marie Bouttiaux as Senufo sans frontières. La dynamique des arts et des identités en Afrique de l’Ouest (Cleveland: The Cleveland Museum of Art; Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2015).

Articles:

(Robin O’Hern, Ellen Pearlstein, and Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi) “Beyond the Surface: Where Cultural Contexts and Scientific Analyses Meet in the Conservation of Komo Helmet Masks in Museum Collections.” Museum Anthropology 39, 1 (2016): 70-86.

(Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi and Constantine Petridis) Exhibition preview, “Senufo Unbound: Dynamics of Art and Identity in West Africa,” exhibition preview. African Arts 48, 1 (2015): 6-23.

“Masquerades as the Public Face: Art of Contemporary Hunters’ Associations in Western Burkina Faso.” African Arts 46, 4 (2013): 46-59.

“Mining the Rubin Archive: Mid-Twentieth-Century Documentation of Two Mumuye Vabo Masquerades.” In Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley, edited by Marla C. Berns, Richard Fardon, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir. Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 2011. 354-63.

Current Projects

Book:

Seeing the Unseen: Arts of Power Associations on the Senufo-Mande Cultural 'Frontier',” in progress. 

Articles:

“Seeing the Unseeing Audience: Women and Power Association Masquerades,” under review.

Other: 

Mapping Senufo, in progress with support from the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.