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James Smalls

Smalls_JamesProfessor of Visual Arts
Affiliate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies. Research focus is 19th-Century Art, race, gender and queer sexuality in the visual arts and the arts of the black diaspora. Named contributing editor to the Grove Encyclopedia of American Art. Recently published “Exquisite Empty Shells: Sculpted Slave Portraits and the French Ethnographic Turn,” in Agnes Lugo-Ortiz and Angela Rosenthal, eds., Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World (2013). Author of Homosexuality in Art (2003) and The Homoerotic Photography of Carl Van Vechten (2006).

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