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Art & Art History
University of Mississippi

Dr. Brigitte Salami

Assistant Professor of Art History

Modern African Art

MA, Ph.D., University of Iowa
BA, San Francisco State University

Brigitte Salami specializes in the art history of Sub-Saharan Africa. She holds a BA from San Francisco State University and MA and PH.D. degrees from the University of Iowa. Her current book project, “Postcolonial Yakurr Studies”, deals with Yakurr’s use of time-honored festival practices as a means to reach a global audience with their concerns. Dr. Salami’s field photographs are part of the Eliot Elisofon Archive (National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution). She is the author of “Festivals in West Africa” (Oxford Bibliographies in Art History) and co-editor of the volume, A Companion to Modern African Art (Blackwell Companions to Art History). Dr. Salami has held Fulbright-Hays, Smithsonian, and Sainsbury Research Center fellowships. She teaches art history surveys and a range of courses on the art of Africa.