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Elizabeth W. Giorgis

Elizabeth W. Giorgis is the former director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies and the dean of the College of Performing and Visual Art of Addis Ababa University. She is currently associate professor of critical theory and criticism as well as art history at the College of Performing and Visual Art and the Center of African Studies at Addis Ababa University.

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Listed in: African Studies · African Art · Art History · Ethiopia

Short-listed for the Fage & Oliver Prize for outstanding scholarly work published on Africa · Finalist for the 2020 African Studies Association Book Prize · Winner of the 2020 African Studies Association Bethwell A. Ogot Prize for best book on East African studies
Cover of 'Modernist Art in Ethiopia'

Modernist Art in Ethiopia
By Elizabeth W. Giorgis

In locating her arguments at the intersection of visual culture and literary and performance studies, Giorgis details how innovations in visual art intersected with shifts in narratives of modernity. The result is a bold intellectual, cultural, and political history of Ethiopia, with art as its centerpiece.

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