Erica Moiah James

Erica Moiah James is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of The History of Art and African American Studies at Yale University. She also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the department of African American Studies. Before arriving at Yale she was the founding Director and Chief Curator of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Professor James earned the master of fine arts in painting from The University of Chicago and a doctorate degree in art history from Duke University. She has served as a John Hope Franklin Fellow at Duke University, a Clark Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA and as a post-doctoral teaching fellow at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Recent publications include, “Speaking In Tongues: Meta-pictures and the Discourse Of Violence in Caribbean Art”;  “Blue Curry: Art, Image and Objecthood.” Her first academic book Caribbean Art in The Global Imaginary is under review and she has begun work on a second manuscript that historicizes the concept of the global in the Caribbean art and visual culture. 

"What Will Blackness Be?," Callaloo 38, no. 3 (Summer 2015). 
"Speaking in Tongues: Metapictures and the Discourse of Violence in Caribbean Art," Small Axe, no. 37 (March 2012).