FEL: Post-Doc @ Centre for Creative Arts of Africa, University of the Witwatersrand

POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP in the Centre for Creative Arts of Africa,
University of the Witwatersrand.

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Centre for
the Creative Arts of Africa (CCAA) at the University if the
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The Centre is funded by the AW Mellon
Foundation and will be situated in the Wits Art Museum. The
Postdoctoral Fellow will work with the Chair in the Creative Arts of
Africa (Director of the Centre) on research which will work outwards
from the collections of historical and contemporary African arts in
the Wits Art Museum. The collection contains not only visual arts, but
also musical instruments and objects which are part of performance
arts and dress repertoires. We are therefore looking for a fellow who
has research experience in one or more of the following fields:
African visual art, African music, African performance arts, African
dress. The fellow will be required to do some teaching in the Wits
School of Arts undergraduate programmes, and will be expected to
participate in exhibitions and publications planned within the Wits
Art Museum.

The Fellowship will be for a period of 20 months and will include a
stipend, a shared office with own computer, library access and a small
research grant per year. The fellowship will start in March/April
2012, and will end in December 2013.

Applications must be sent to Professor Anitra Nettleton
anitra.nettleton@wits.ac.za and should include
title and abstract of the doctoral thesis,
copies of completed articles or published essays (if any)
the names and email addresses of two referees, one of whom should be
the supervisor of the doctorate.

Submission deadline 31st January 2012


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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