Project Focus: Analyzing performative nature of traditional African art and the normative views of Art in museum exhibitions.
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.