Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi

Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi is Associate Professor of Art History at Emory University. Her scholarship draws on extensive fieldwork in West Africa as well as archival research and object-focused study in Africa, Europe, and North America. In 2014, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and 5 Continents Editions published her first book, Senufo Unbound: Dynamics of Art and Identity in West Africa. The CMA released the book in conjunction with a major international exhibition organized by the museum. Her second book Seeing the Unseen: Arts of Power Associations on the Senufo-Mande Cultural ‘Frontier’ is currently in press with Indiana University Press. In addition, she has authored and co-authored a number of articles, including “Art and the Individual in African Masquerades” and “Seeing the Unseeing Audience: Women and West African Power Association Masquerades.”