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Christopher L. Richards

Associate Professor

Location: 5107 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x3536
Fax: 718.951.4728

Dr. Christopher Richards earned his Ph.D. in African art from University of Florida. In 2015, he was awarded a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for the Creative Arts of Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa. Richards has held research positions and internships at a variety of museums, including the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Museum for African Art. His first guest curated exhibition, "Kabas and Couture: Contemporary Ghanaian Fashion," was on view at the Harn Museum from February to August of 2015. He co-curated the exhibition "Beadwork, Art and the Body" at the Wits Art Museum (2015) and the exhibition of Tahir Karmali's photographic series "Value" in the Brooklyn College library (2016). He is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Whiting Award for Excellence in Teaching. Richards has published in a variety of academic journals and exhibition catalogues; his monograph on Ghanaian fashion will be published in Fall 2021.

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