Erica Jones

Graduate Student
Department of Art History

Tel: (215) 498-3033

Department of Art History

100 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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 Visitors are always welcome.

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