Education

Stanford University, PhD., 2005, Art History

University of Arizona, M.A., 1997, Art History

University of Arizona, B.A., 1991, Art History      

Academic Appointments 

Chair, African & African Diaspora Studies Department, 2018-Present

Associate Professor, Departments of Art & Art History and African & African Diaspora Studies, 2011

Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, 2005-2011

Administrative Appointments 

(Founding) Executive Director, Art Galleries at Black Studies (Christian-Green Gallery and IdeaLab), College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin, 2014-Present

Director, John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin, 2013-2017

Director (with Dr. Daina Ramey Berry), Public Voices Fellowship of the OpEd Project, 2014-2017

Associate Director, John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin, 2012-2013

Other Professional Experience

Research Associate, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, De Young Museum, San Francisco, 1999-2003.

Research Assistant, Department of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 1999.

MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Department of African and Amerindian Art, Art Institute of Chicago, 1996-1998.

Graduate Intern, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994.

Director, Joseph Gross Gallery, Department of Art and Art History, University of Arizona, 1993-1994.

Curatorial Assistant, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1993-1994.

Romare Bearden Fellow, Saint Louis Art Museum, 1992-1993.