Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi
SUSAN ELIZABETH GAGLIARDI
Art History Department
Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi (Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2010)
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
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).
“MAP IT | Little Dots, Big Ideas: Transforming the Humanities with Geo-Spatial Analysis.” Southern Spaces (online), 28 June 2016.
(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.
“Seeing the Unseen: Arts of Power Associations on the Senufo-Mande Cultural 'Frontier',” in progress.
“Seeing the Unseeing Audience: Women and Power Association Masquerades,” under review.
Mapping Senufo, in progress with support from the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.