- UC Santa Cruz
- Visual Studies PhD
Elisabeth Cameron University of California 1156 High Street Porter Faculty Services Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Books, Edited Books, & Monographs
Portraiture & Photography in Africa. Co-edited with John Peffer. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 2013
The Art of the Lega. Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. 2001.
Isn't S/He a Doll? Play and Ritual in African Sculpture. Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. 1996.
Reclusive Rebels: An Approach to the Sala Mpasu and their Neighbors. San Diego: San Diego Mesa College. 1991.
Contributions to Books
"The Fieldworker and the Portrait: The Social Relations of Photography." In John Peffer & Elisabeth L. Cameron, eds., Portraiture and Photography in Africa, pp.
141-173. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 2013.
"Sakimatwematwe" (p. 282) and "Katanda" (p. 283) in William A. Fagaley, ed., Ancestors of Congo Square: Selections from the African Art Collection at the New Orleans Museum of Art. London: New Orleans Museum of Art in association with Scala Publishers. 2011.
"Fashion, Not Weather: A Rural Primer of Style." In Suzanne Gott and Tina Loughran-Bini, eds. Contemporary African Fashion. pp. 53-66. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 2010.
"The Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo"; "Snapshot: Le Sape"; "Snapshot: Negotiating Identity", in Joanne B. Eicher & Doran H. Ross, Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Volume I: Africa. Oxford: Berg Publishers. 2010.
"Kuba Dress and Textiles," in Joanne B. Eicher & Doran H. Ross, Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Volume I: Africa. Oxford: Berg Publishers. 2010.
"Human Figures in Lega Art," "Spoons in Lega Art," "Sculpture of the Human Face in Lega Art," & "Multi-Headed Figures in Lega Art." In Kristina van Dyke, ed., African Art from the Menil Collection. Houston: Menil Foundation, Inc. Distributed by Yale University Press. 2008.
"Playing with the Future: Children and Rituals in North-Western Province, Zambia." co-authored with Manuel Jordán. In Simon Ottenberg and David Binkley, eds., Playful performers: African Children's Masquerading, pp. 237-46. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. 2006.
"Each Performance is Unique." In Fred Lamp, ed., See the Music, Hear the Dance: Rethinking African Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Munich: Prestel. 2004.
“Part Three: Catalog” with Doran H. Ross. in Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, ed., Turn Up the Volume:A Celebration of African Music. pp. 236-337. Los Angeles: UCLA, Fowler Museum of Cultural History. 1999.
"Potential & Fulfilled Mothers: Initiations, Sculptures, and Masquerade in Kabompo District, Zambia." In Manuel Jordan, ed., Chokwe! Art and Initiation Among Chokwe and Related Peoples. pp. 77-84. New York: Prestel. 1998.
"Sala Mpasu Mask." In Petrine Archer-Straw, ed., Africa: The Art of a Continent. p. 260. London: Royal Academy of Arts. 1995.
"Lega Hats: Hierarchy and Status." In Mary Jo Arnoldi, ed., Crowning Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head, pp. 147-57. Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. 1995.
"Kuba Palm Wine Cups." In Doran H. Ross, ed., Visions of Africa: The Jerome L. Joss Collection of African Art at UCLA, pp. 124-25. Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. 1994.
"The Stampeding of Elephants: Elephant Imprints on Lega Thought." In Doran H. Ross, ed., Elephant: The Animal and its Ivory in African Culture, pp. 294-305. Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. 1992.
"Senufo Art." In Zena Pearlstone, ed., Art as Technology: the Arts of Africa, Oceania, Native America, Southern California, pp. 101-104. Hillcrest Press: Beverly Hills.1990.
"Ancestors and Living Men among the Batak." In Jerome Feldman, ed., The Eloquent Dead: Ancestral Sculpture of Indonesia and Southeast Asia, pp. 79-100. Los Angeles: Museum of Cultural History. 1985.
"Ancestor Motifs of the Paiwan." In Jerome Feldman, ed., The Eloquent Dead: Ancestral Sculpture of Indonesia and Southeast Asia, pp. 161-70. Los Angeles: Museum of Cultural History. 1985.
"Magamaog: Benevolent Ancestor of the Yami" (with Eugenia Sumnik-Dekovich). In Jerome Feldman, ed., The Eloquent Dead: Ancestral Sculpture of Indonesia and Southeast Asia, pp. 171-74. Los Angeles: Museum of Cultural History. 1985.
"Coming to Terms with Heritage: Kuba Ndop and the Art School at Mushenge." African Arts 43, 3 (2012): 28-42.
"Dancing a New Face: Contemporary Sala Mpasu Masquerades." African Arts. 37, 2 (2004): 74-79.
"Art of the Lega: Metaphor and Meaning in Central Africa." African Arts. 35, 2 (2002): 46-65, 92.
“More than the Human Figure: The Marc and Denyse Ginzberg Collection of African Art.” African Arts. 34, 2 (2001): 50-63, 96
"Woman=Mask: Initiation Arts in North-Western Province, Zambia." African Arts 31, 2 (1998): 50-61.
“Men Portraying Women: Representations in African Masks.” African Arts 31, 2 (1998): 72-79.
"In Search of Children: Dolls and Agency in Africa." African Arts 30, 2 (1996):18-33.
"Sala Mpasu Masks." African Arts 22, 1 (1998):34-43.
2009 - 2011 American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Fellowship (awarded with Professor Z. S. Strother, Columbia University).
2006 - 2013 The Patricia and Rowland Rebele Endowed Chair in the History of Art and Visual Culture
2005 - 2006 Principal Investigator, ARI grant of $10,000 for research in Nigeria, completed summer
2005 Outstanding Achievement in African Studies. Awarded by African and African American Studies Research Project, University of California, San Diego.
Investigator, NEH Consultation Grant for $10,000 for formative evaluations of
"Art that Dies: Iconoclasm in Africa." Co- principle investigators:
Professor Z.S.Strother (UCLA) and Elisabeth L. Cameron, submitted by the Museum for African Art, New York.
2003 - 2004 Principal Investigator, Fulbright-Hayes for field research in Zambia (twelve-month grant