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Erica Jones

Graduate StudentUCLA Department of Art History & Center for Tropical Research

Department of Art History

University of California, Los Angeles
100 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606

Center for Tropical Research
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

University of California, Los Angeles
Lakretz Hall, Suite 300
619 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

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.


CTR Bird

Center for Tropical Research | UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300 | 619 Charles E. Young Dr. East | Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

The Center for Tropical Research, located on the third floor of La Kretz Hall, is part of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. For general inquiries, contact Christa Gomez, CTR Office Manager, at 310-206-6234, or by email at cgomez@lifesci.ucla.edu. Visitors are always welcome.

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