Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Mia Bagneris

Associate Professor - Art History

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Department Affiliation
Art history

  • A.B., Harvard-Radcliffe College, Women’s Studies and Afro-American Studdies, 1999
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, African and African American Studies, 2009
Academic Experience
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2012-
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2009-2012
  • Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, 2005-2009
Related Experience
  • Head Teaching Fellow, African and African Studies Program, Harvard University, 2006, 2007
  • Coordinator, A.B. Thesis Writing Workshop, Department of African and African American Studies Program, Harvard University, 2005-2006, 2006-2007
  • Research Assistant, Harvard University, 2005
  • Harvard University Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2008-2009
  • W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Derek Bok Distinction in Teaching Award, 2006
  • Ramroop Prize, 2006
  • Alain Locke Prize for Highest Achievement in African American Studies, Harvard-Radcliffe College, 1999

Research & Teaching Specializations: Art of African Diaspora; 18th and 19th C American Art and Visual Culture; Interracial Art and Literature

  • French
  • Spanish

Selected Publications

  • 2017. Colouring the Caribbean: Race and the art of Agostino Brunias. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • 2017. “The Great Colonial Minstrel Show: Reconsidering Africa in the Art of Palmer Hayden,” Nka:Journal of Contemporary African Art, pp. 14-29.
  • 2014. “Loner in the Dark: The Singular Vision of Norman Lewis and the Evidence of Things Unseen.” In Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis. Norman Kleeblatt, ed. New York: Jewish Museum/Yale University Press.
  • 2013. “Reimagining Race, Class, and Identity in the New World.” In Behind Closed Doors: Power and Privilige at Home in Colonial Latin America. Richard Aste, ed. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum.

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 6

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On/Off-Screen: The Other Histories of Cinema in Latin America

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On/Off Screen. The Other Histories of Cinema in Latin America / Las otras historias del cine en América Latina explores practices of film distribution, exhibition and cinemagoing in Latin America. Over the past decade, the receiving end of the film chain, including patterns of film distribution and exhibition and the experiences of cinemagoers, has received increasing scholarly attention. Although this turn has made inroads beyond Eurocentric, Anglo-American limits, there is still a need to highlight other important cinematographic regions, especially Latin America. The symposium brings together scholars working in/on this domain from Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Cuba, and the US, etc to engage in conversations about film culture across the Western hemisphere.

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