MacKenzie Moon Ryan

Introduction

I am an Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art & Art History at Rollins College. I earned my Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Florida in 2013 and 2008 respectively and have twice studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

I teach a broad range of courses in Art History, including courses on African art, global art, the history of fashion, and museum studies. I am particularly interested in textiles, fashion, trade, colonialism, cross-cultural exchange, and the collection and display of artworks.

My research focuses on global networks of trade, African textiles and fashion--especially kanga cloth--and consumption of commodities. I have published articles and essays on the history of kanga cloth and I am an editor of the scholarly journal, African Arts (distributed by MIT Press).
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