SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Art & Archaeology

Dr Paul Basu

Professor of Anthropology, SOAS,

  • Memory, cultural heritage, history, landscape, museums, history of anthropology, culture and development
  • Sierra Leone, Nigeria
Professor Annie E Coombes

Professor of Material and Visual Culture, School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, BC,

  • History of British anthropology; representations of Africa and Africans in Britain in exhibitions/museums; international and colonial exhibitions; cultural policy in post-apartheid South Africa.
  • West Africa, Nigeria, South Africa
Dr Charles Gore

Senior Lecturer in the History of African Art, SOAS,

  • Visual culture of West Africa and the Caribbean
Prof Kevin C MacDonald, PhD FSA

Professor of African Archaeology, UCL,

  • West African Complex Societies, The African Diaspora, Pottery Analysis, Archaeolozoology, Prehistory of African Pastoralism, Historical Archaeology in the New World.
  • Graduate tutor.
  • Co-editor of the journal Azania: Archeological Research in Africa.
Professor John Picton

Emeritus Professor of African Art in the University of London (SOAS),

  • Yoruba and Edo (Benin) sculpture; Ebira, northern Edo and Niger-Benue confluence visual arts and material culture; textile history; masquerade; 20th century and post-independence developments in the visual arts in Africa.
  • West Africa, Nigeria
Dr Tania Tribe

Lecturer in African Art History, SOAS,

  • Visual arts and architecture of the Nile valley, Ethiopia, Central and Southern Africa, and the African diaspora in the Americas; painting and two-dimensional representation.
  • Central and Southern Africa, Ethiopia