Elisabeth L. Cameron

Elisabeth L. Cameron

Patricia and Rowland Rebele Endowed Chair in History of Art and Visual Culture. (2008-2013)
Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Cultue
Visual cultures of Central Africa; issues of gender, colonialism, post-colonialism and iconoclasm.
Email: 
ecameron@ucsc.edu
Phone: 
Office: 831-459-2763
Office: 
213 & 203
Office Hours: 
Fall Quarter 2013: Tuesdays 10:00-12:00
Mailing Address: 

Elisabeth Cameron University of California 1156 High Street Porter Faculty Services Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Selected Publications: 

Books & Monographs

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

"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.

 

 

Articles

"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.

Education and Training: 
Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles
Master of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia