Student

Erika Witt


DDes Candidate




Ewitt4@lsu.edu

Museum Studies and Archival Studies BA Museum Studies, Tusculum College
MA Museum Studies, Southern University at New Orleans




Focus: Traditional African Art History, Egyptology, African American History and Culture

Erika Witt is a curatorial specialist and museology instructor based in New Orleans. Erika is a doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation program at Louisiana State University and received a Bachelor of Art in Museum Studies from Tusculum University (formerly known as Tusculum College) and a Master of Art in Museum Studies with a specialization in the traditional Arts of Africa from Southern University at New Orleans. Her research interest includes Egyptology, traditional African art history, museology, and African American history and culture. Her doctoral thesis analyzes performativity of traditional African art verses the normative views on the performativity of traditional African art in museum exhibitions.

Erika is a 2014 Fellow in the Shafik Gabr East-West Art of Dialogue Initiative, a fellowship program for young emerging leaders from the United States and Egypt to join forces to discuss critical issues of their countries and develop projects addressing those issues.