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PhD. 1997: History/African/Ethiopian focus/Comparative Black History Program. Michigan
MA. 1986: Art History. University of Memphis
BFA. 1979: Spelman College
2010 Established graduate concentration in Art history: Arts of Africa and the African
Art and visual cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora; African American cinema;
art and politics in 19th and 20th century Ethiopia; race, gender, and representation
within the context of colonialism and empire; African American photographers and photographic
culture; masculinity and representation; history of African Americans in Memphis,
Current: Associate Professor of Art History. Department of Art, University of Memphis
Graduate Coordinator: Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora
1999-1998 Curator of Education Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology University
1998-1997 Post Doctoral Fellowship in Comparative Black History Department of
History Michigan State University
2012- Hooks Faculty Advisory Board: University of Memphis
2012- Board Member: National African American Photographic Archives: University
2004 Benjamin Hooks Fellow Benjamin Hooks institute for Social Change,
University of Memphis
2002-2003 New Faculty Research Grant University of Memphis
1997-1998 Post Doctoral Fellow Michigan State University
1993-1995 King-Chavez -Parks Fellowship Award Michigan State University
1992-1993 College Fellowship Competition Michigan State University
1990-1991 CIC International Studies Fellow Program Language Grant Institute of
Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1989-1990 Title IV Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship Michigan State
Seminar: African American Photographic Culture
Seminar: African Diaspora Cinema
Seminar: African Art & Museums: Spectacle & Display
Seminar: Readings in Modern and Contemporary African American Art
Seminar: Cultural Contact: the Art of Colonialism and Empire
Seminar: Race & Representation in African American Art
Visual Arts of Africa
African American Art
Social History of American Art
Traditional Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Native North America
Seminar: Black Men in United States History and American Culture. African-African
American Studies Program
Seminar: Race & Gender in American Visual Culture
Seminar: Black Memphis Heritage: Archives, Collections, and Material
Culture: African-African American Studies
World Art 2101: Survey/Ancient to Medieval
World Art 2102: Survey/Medieval to Modern
World Art 2103/Indigenous Arts and Visual Cultures
Art 1030: Introduction to Art
“Painting Ira Aldridge as Othello in James Northcote’s 1827 Manchester Portrait,” in Spectacle of Blackness. Ashgate Press, 2012.
“Charles Alston,” Facts on File Encyclopedia, editors Joe Trotter, Stephanie Shaw, Daniel Littlefield, forthcoming 2012
African Americans in Memphis. Charelston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009.
A Kingly Craft: Art and Leadership in Ethiopia: A Social History of Art and Visual
Culture in Pre-modern Africa. Lanham: University Press of America, 2008.
"Nubia," Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experience, Culture. Carole Boyce Davies, editor. Denver: ABC-CLIO, 2008
"Songhay," Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas. Richard M. Juang and Noelle Morrisette, eds. Denver: ABC-CLIO, 2008
"Music and Community: WDIA and Black Radio Culture in Civil Rights Era Memphis. Tennessee Historical Quarterly. (Fall 2006).
"Artist, Alison Saar," in Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, 2nd
edition. Darlene Clark Hine, ed. Oxford University Press, May 2005.
"Artist, Bettye Saar," in Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, 2nd
edition. Darlene Clark Hine, ed. Oxford University Press, may 2005.
Jenkins, Earnestine and Darlene Clark Hine, eds. A Question of Manhood: A Reader
in U.S. Black Men's History and Masculinity. Vol. 2. Bloomington; Indiana University
Press, May 2001.
"African American Boyhood," in Boyhood in America: An Encyclopedia. Priscilla Ferguson
Clement and Jaqueline Reinier, eds. Denver: ABC-CLIO, November 2001.
Hine, Darlene Clark and Earnestine Jenkins, eds. A Question of Manhood: A Reader
in U.S. Black Men's History and Masculinity. Vol. 1. Bloomington: Indiana University
"Francis Kneeland." Reprint in Facts on File Encyclopedia of Black Women in America:
Science, Health and Medicine. Vol.6. Darlene Clark Hine and Kathleen Thompson, eds.
Facts on File Inc., 1997.
"Julia Hooks." Reprint in Facts on File Encyclopedia of Black Women in America: The
Early Years, 1619-1899. Vol. 1. Facts on File Inc., 1997.
A Glorious Past: Ancient Egypt, Ethiopia, and Nubia. Milestones in Black American
History Series. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1994.
"Four miniatures from 18th-19th Century Sawa: An African Perspective," in Aspects
of Ethiopian Art. Paul Henze, ed. London: The Jed Press, 1993.
"Francis Kneeland," in Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Darlene
Clark Hine, ed. Brooklyn, New York: Carlson Publishing, 1993.
"Julia Hooks," in Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Darlene Clark
Hine, ed. Brooklyn, New York: Carlson Publishing, Inc., 1993.
Frederick C. Moffat. The Life, Art, and Times of Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991. Knoxville:
University of Tennessee Press, 2009. Reviewed for The Journal of Tennessee History
Nancy Goldstein. Jackie Ormes: the First African American Woman Cartoonist. Ann Arbor:
The University of Michigan Press, 2008. Reviewed for American Studies Journal, Spring
Issue, vol. 50:1, 2010
Jo-Ann Morgan. Uncle Tom's Cabin as Visual Culture. Columbia: University of Missouri
Egypt in Africa, Theodore Celenko, editor, African Arts. (Summer 1998).
Transatlantic Slavery: Against Human Dignity, Anthony Tibbles, Editor, in African
Arts. Vol. XXIX. No. 1 (Winter 1996).
Victorian Women of Color and the Family Photo Album: Documenting Race, Gender, and
Interracial Relationships in 19th Century Memphis. African Americans and the Civil
War, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Richmond, VA., (October
Invited Lecture. Race & Gender in Joe Jones ‘American Justice:’ Radical Painter of the American Scene. Dixon Gallery of Art, Memphis, TN., (April 14, 2011).
A Fresh Look at African Art. Panel, Art Museum, University of Memphis, (April 24, 2010).
Race & Representation: Depicting 'New Negro' Manhood in Hooks BrothersPhotographs, Memphis, Tennessee. Modern and Contemporary Art Session, SECAC, Birmingham, Alabama (October, 2009).
Invited Commentator. Black Masculinity: Post-Reconstruction. Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Cincinnati, Ohio,
September 31-October 4, 2009
Invited Commentator. Myth, Memory, and the African American Past. Graduate Student Conference in African American History. University of Memphis,
Memphis, TN., September 9-11, 2009
Invited Panelist, Menelik II: Imaging an African Leader in the Era of Colonization, Visionary Leadership:
Kings, Art and the Colonial Moment. African Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois (Nov. 13-18, 2008).
Panelist, John Northcote's Portrait Head of a Negro in the Character of Othello, Painting Race
in Early Nineteenth Century British Art. 2007 BARS-NASSR Conference (British Association of Romantic Studies and the North
American Society for the Study of Romanticism), Emancipation, Liberation, Freedom,
University of Bristol, 26-29 July 2007
Invited Panelist, Race and Masculinity in 19th Century European Art. Organization of American Historians, Washington, D.C. (April 2003).
Invited Lecture, Gendering the Male Experience: African American Men and the History of Masculinities. University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS., March 4, 2002.
Paper Presented, Black Women Artists and Representations of Mammy and Aunt Jemima: an Essay in Visual
Liberation. Twelfth Triennial Symposium on African Art, St. Thomas (April 2001).
Paper Presented, Selling Knowledge: Ebony Magazine and the Popularization of African American History. Comparative Black History Symposium, (Michigan State University, April 17-18, 1998).
Paper presented, Black Male Identity: Sam Cooke and the Romantic Tradition in Soul Music. Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Invited Panelist, Imagery and Ideology in Ethiopian Kingship. Tenth Triennial Symposium on African Art, New York City (April 1995).
Invited Panelist. Three Miniatures from 18th-19th Century Sawa: the Influence of Scroll Painting. The 2nd International Conference on the History of Ethiopian Art. Nieborow, Poland
Project Consultant, The Arts of Africa. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN.
Reinstallation of the Henry Easterwood and Brooks Museum Collections of African art,
Consultant: National Civil Rights Museum King Holiday Weekend Program. Program entitled
‘Boys to Men Celebration,’ focusing on the challenges confronting young African American
males by discussing the influence of images in the media, Jan. 9, 2004.
“New Ways of Thinking about African Art & Culture.” Invited Lecture, Memphis Brooks
Museum of Art, Nov. 6, 2004.
Consultant: African Art Collection. Rust College, Hollis Springs, MS. Invited to identify
some pieces in their recently installed African Art collection, and make suggestions
for further documentation, Spring, 2004.
Judge: Annual Student Art/Poster Contest, National Civil Rights Museum. Memphis, TN.,
2004, 2003, 2002.
Docent Training: Reinstallation of African galleries, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art,
Black History Lecture, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN., Feb. 16, 2002.
Archivist: Local Photographic collections. Center for Southern Folklore, Memphis,
TN., Summer 2001.
Docent Training: African Art Collection, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN.,
Docent Training: Africa: One Continent, Many Worlds, Pink Palace Museum, Memphis,
TN., Fall, 2000.
Docent Training: ’Egypt in Africa’ exhibition, Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, TN., Fall,
“Christian Art in Ancient Nubia and Ethiopia.” The Nile Egyptian Museum and Gift Shop.
Memphis, TN., March 14, 1999.
“Mummies and Movies.” Invited presentation and film discussion, Pink Palace Museum
program series for exhibition, ‘Africa’s Egypt,’ Memphis, TN., March 13, 1999.
ACASA/Arts Council of the African Studies Association
College Art Association
Southeastern College Art Conference
African Studies Association
American Studies Association
Organization of American Historicans
The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History.
Friends of the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, Saint John's University, Collegeville,