Past ACASA Leadership Awards
Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts
Robert Farris Thompson
Past Roy Sieber Dissertation Awards
Kate Cowcher, Between Revolutionary Motherland and Death: Art and Visual Culture in Socialist Ethiopia, Stanford University, 2017.
Sandrine Colard, Photography in the Colonial Congo (1885-1960), Columbia University, 2016.
Chika Chinyeogwa Chudi-Duru, Exploration of Akwete Weaves Motifs for Adaptation on Printed Textiles for Apparel Production, Ahmadu Bello University, 2017.
Giulia Paoletti, Un Nouveau Besoin: Photography and Portraiture in Senegal (1860-1960). Supervisor Z.S. Strother (Columbia)
Amanda Rogers, Politics, Gender and the Art of Religious Authority in North Africa: Moroccan Women’s Henna Practice, Emory University, 2013.
Alexander Bortolot, A Language for Change: Creativity and Power in Mozambican Makonde Masked Performance, circa 1900-2004, Columbia University, 2007.
Nichole Bridges, Contact, Commentary, and Kongo Memory: Perspectives on Loango Coast Souvenir Ivories, ca. 1840-1910, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2009.
Venny M. Nakazibwe, Bark-Cloth of the Baganda People of Southern Uganda: A Record of Continuity and Change from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Early Twenty-first Century (supervisor: Jackie Guille), Middlesex University, 2005.
Chika Okeke-Agulu, Nigerian Art in the Independence Decade: 1957-1967 (Supervisor: Sidney Kasfir), Emory University, Art History Department, 2004.
David Doris, Vigilant Things: The Strange Fate of Ordinary Objects in Southwestern Nigeria (Supervisor: Robert Farris Thompson), Yale University, Department of the History of Art, 2003.
Kim Miller, The Philani Printing Project: Women’s Art and Activism in Crossroads, South Africa (Supervisor: Henry John Drewal), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Art History, 2003.
Past Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication Awards
John W. Monroe, Metropolitan Fetish: African Sculpture and the Imperial French Invention of Primitive Art, Cornell University Press, 2019.
Gaëlle Beaujean, L’art de cour d’Abomey – Le sens des objects, Presses du réel, 2019.
Lisa Aronson and Martha Anderson (eds.), African Photographer J.A. Green: Reimagining the Indigenous and the Colonial, Indiana University Press, 2017.
Kathleen Bickford Berzock, Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa, Princeton University Press, 2019.
Cécile Fromont, The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo, University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
Chika Okeke-Agulu, Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria., Duke University Press, 2015. Honorable mention.
Silvia Forni and Christopher Steiner (eds.), Africa in the Market: Twentieth-Century Art from the Amrad African Art Collection, ROM, 2015. Multi-authored publication.
Alisa LaGamma (ed.) Giulia Paoletti Karen E. Milbourne, Kongo: Power and Majesty, MET, 2015. Multi-authored publication.
Allen Roberts, A Dance of Assassins: Performing Early Colonial Hegemony in the Congo, Indiana University Press, 2012 (single author category).
Marla Berns, Richard Fardon, and Sidney Littlefield Kasfir (eds.), Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley, UCLA Fowler Museum, 2011 (multiple authors category).
Peter Probst, Osogbo and the Art of Heritage: Monuments, Deities, and Money, Indiana University Press, 2011 (honorable mention).
Gitti Salami and Monica Blackmun Visona (eds.), A Companion to Modern African Art, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013 (honorable mention).
Jessica Winegar, Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture In Contemporary Egypt, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006 (single author category).
Steven Nelson, From Cameroon to Paris: Mousgoum Architecture In and Out of Africa, Chicago University Press, 2007 (single author category).
Henry John Drewal, ed. Sacred Waters: Arts for Mami Wata and other Divinities in Africa and the Diaspora. , Bloomington & Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 2008 (Multiple Authors).
Christine Mullen Kreamer, Polly Nooter Roberts, Elizabeth Harney and Allyson Purpura, eds. Inscribing Meaning, Milan: 5 Continents Press, 2007 (Multiple Authors).
Elizabeth Harney, In Senghor’s Shadow: Art, Politics, and the Avant-Garde in Senegal, 1960-1995, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004 (One to Two Authors).
Sarah Nuttall, ed., Beautiful-Ugly: African and African Diaspora Aesthetics, Durham, NC: Duke University Press and The Hague: Prince Claus Fund Library, 2005 (Multiple Authors).
Allen Roberts & Polly Nooter Roberts, A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 2004 (One to Two Authors).
Gilane Tawadros & Sarah Campbell, eds., Fault Lines: Contemporary African art and Shifting Landscapes, ed. London: Institute of International Visual Arts in collaboration with the Forum for African Arts and the Prince Claus Fund, 2003 (Multiple Authors).
Z.S. Strother, Inventing Masks: Agency and History in the Art of the Central Pende, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997 (One to Two Authors).
Doran Ross, et. al., Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African-American Identity, Los Angeles, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1998 (Multiple Authors).
Veit Erlmann, Nightsong: Performance, Power, and Practice in South Africa, University of Chicago Press, 1996 (One to Two Authors).
Donald Cosentino, ed., Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou, Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles, Fowler, 1995 (Multiple Authors).
Sarah Brett-Smith, The Making of Bamana Sculpture: Creativity and Gender, Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994 (One to Two Authors).
Enid Schildkraut & Curtis Keim, African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire, Seattle:
University of Washington Press; New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1990.
Suzanne Preston Blier, The Anatomy of Architecture: Ontology and Metaphor in Batammaliba Architectural Expression, Cambridge University Press, 1987
Past Curatorial Excellence Award
Kathleen Bickford Berzock, Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa, The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, January 26 – July 21, 2019
Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, Spectacles. Speculations…, blaxTARLINES Kumasi, February 8 – April 30, 2018
Karen E. Milbourne, Earth Matters, National Museum of Africa Art, Washington, D.C., April 22, 2013-March 2014.
Jean Borgatti, Global Africa, Fitchburg Art Museum, November 2014-August 2017.
Antawan I. Byrd and Yves Chatap, [Re]Generations, Musée du District de Bamako, October 31-December 31, 2015.
Past Teaching Excellence Award
Cynthia Becker, Associate Professor, Boston University
Henry Drewal, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison