erica jones

Erica Jones

Graduate Student

Department of Art History

Department of Art History
100 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

(215) 498-3033

Research Interests

My research interests center around a range of issues relating to modernity and the arts in West and Central Africa. Currently, my research is focused on the role of museums in Africa and the way that Fondoms in Cameroon have approached the re-contextualization of traditional arts in the museum space. Key elements that also play a role in my research are the topics of post-colonial heritage construction, the contemporary use of traditional arts, and the impact of international development projects on the arts. My other research interests include medieval architecture and arts in Ethiopia, female performance and masking in West and Central Africa, and museology and the display of African art in the United States and Europe.