John Bowles
Associate Professor
African American art
Feminist and critical race theory
On Leave Fall Semester 2019

Christoph Brachmann
Mary H. Cain Distinguished Professor
European Art 1100-1650, European Architecture

Maggie Cao
David G. Frey Assistant Professor
American Art
On Leave Fall Semester 2019

Eduardo Douglas
Associate Professor
Art and Architecture of Latin America
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Undergraduate Advisor and Honors Adviser for Art History

Cary Levine
Associate Professor
Contemporary Art

Carol Magee
Associate Professor
African art
Critical and post-colonial theory
Affiliated Faculty, Curriculum in International and Area Studies
On Leave Fall Semester 2019

Victoria L. Rovine
Department Chair
Adjunct Faculty, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
African Art
Textiles, Clothing, and Colonial History

Daniel Sherman
Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Art History and History
European Art 1850-1960
Critical Museum Studies
Cultural History and Theory
On Leave Fall Semester 2019-Spring Semester 2020
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Tatiana C. String
Associate Professor
European Art, 1400-1700
Masculinity and Gender Studies
Director of Graduate Studies for Art History

Dorothy Hoogland Verkerk
Associate Professor
Late Antiquity, Carolingian, Celtic Cultures

Lyneise Williams
Associate Professor
Latin American Art
Black Atlantic, French Atlantic, and Decolonization Studies
Museum Studies
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JJ Bauer
Visual Resources Curator
Teaching Assistant Professor

Visiting Faculty

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Amanda Maples
Curator of African Art
North Carolina Museum of Art

Amanda M. Maples recently joined the North Carolina Museum of Art as its first curator of African Art in August 2018. From 2016 to 2018, she was a curatorial fellow in African and Indigenous American Arts at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center. At Stanford, she conceived a reinstallation of the African permanent collections: “In Dialogue: African Arts” (2016) and curated two exhibitions: “The Dancing Sowei: Performing Beauty in Sierra Leone” and “Alphabété: The World Through the Eyes of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré.” She has also served in curatorial and scholarly capacities at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, the High Desert Museum and the University of California Berkeley’s Hearst Museum of Anthropology. She has written essays, books and articles on historical and contemporary African arts, museum policies and collecting practices. Maples holds a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Adjunct Faculty

Carolyn Allmendinger
Director of Academic Programs, Ackland Art Museum
Ross Barrett
Department of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University
Bernard L. Herman
George Tindall Professor of American Studies

Elizabeth Manekin
Head of University Programs and Academic Projects, Ackland Art Museum
Professor of the Practice
Peter Nisbet
Chief Curator, Ackland Art Museum
Hérica Valladares
Department of Classics

Faculty Emeritus

Mary Sturgeon