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Rebecca Wolff

Department of Fine Art and Art History

Rebecca Wolff

Assistant Professor

Torggler Fine Arts Center 319
(757) 594-7883


  • Ph D in African Art, Modern Latin American Art, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA in Modern Art History, Columbia University
  • BA in Art History and English Honors, University of Texas, Austin


African Art
Global Modernisms
Latin American Art


Modern and contemporary African art
Nigerian art
Art as it intersects with the postcolonial state
The relationships between art and propaganda
Manifestations of memory and trauma in art


Dr. Rebecca Wolff is an art historian with a focus on modern and contemporary African art. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled "Experience and Memory: The Nigerian Civil War (1967–1970) and Nigerian Contemporary Art," which examines how artistic production intersects with armed conflict through the lenses of testimony, trauma, and memory. Her research has been supported by the Smithsonian Institution, the American Council of Learned Societies, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Her writing on African and African Diasporic art has appeared in numerous journals and international exhibition catalogues.

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