Elisabeth Cameron

Elisabeth Cameron holds the Patricia & Rowland Rebele Chair and is Associate Professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research focuses on the visual systems of peoples living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Zambia and explores issues of gender, colonialism, post-colonialism, and iconoclasm. Among numerous articles, she has published two books, Isn't S/He a Doll? Play and Ritual in African Sculpture (1996) and The Art of the Lega (2001, French edition 2013). Cameron has also co-edited one volume, Portraiture and Photography in Africa (2013). She is currently working on two book projects. The first is The Perfect Colonial Storm: Atinga and Iconoclasm in Southwestern Nigeria, an examination of Atinga, the messianic movement that swept through west Africa in 1949-1950. The second book project explores missionary architecture in Kasai Occidental Province, DRC.

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