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Dr Kate Cowcher

Lecturer in Art History

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Kate is a historian of art from Africa with a specific interest in Ethiopia, and in modern and contemporary practices. She holds a PhD from Stanford University, an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art and an MA from the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include art and cultural exchange in Africa during the Cold War, intersections of revolution, socialism and heritage on the continent, and histories of African cinema. She is currently working on a book about art and visual culture during Ethiopia’s socialist revolution.

She was previously Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC), and a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.

For the 2017-18 academic year Kate is Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Maryland’s Center for Art and Knowledge at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

She looks forward to joining the faculty at St. Andrews in September 2018.

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