Skip to Content

Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi

Unnamed Sg

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 and 5 Continents Editions published her first book, Senufo Unbound: Dynamics of Art and Identity in West Africa, in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition organized by the museum. Her other publications include “Beyond the Surface: Where Cultural Contexts and Scientific Analyses Meet in Museum Conservation of West African Power Association Helmet Masks,” a Museum Anthropology article she co-authored with conservators Robin O’Hern and Ellen Pearlstein. She now co-directs Mapping Senufo—a collaborative, in-progress, born-digital, multimodal publication project—with Constantine Petridis, chair and curator of Arts of Africa at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions