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Mia L. Bagneris


  • A.B., Harvard-Radcliffe College, Women’s Studies and Afro-American Studdies, 1999
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, African and African American Studies, 2009

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2012-
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2009-2012
  • Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, 2005-2009


  • Harvard University Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2008-2009
  • W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Derek Bok Distinction in Teaching Award, 2006
  • Ramroop Prize, 2006
  • Alain Locke Prize for Highest Achievement in African American Studies, Harvard-Radcliffe College, 1999


  • French
  • Spanish

Related Experience

Head Teaching Fellow, African and African Studies Program, Harvard University, 2006, 2007 Coordinator, A.B. Thesis Writing Workshop, Department of African and African American Studies Program, Harvard University, 2005-2006, 2006-2007 Research Assistant, Harvard University, 2005

Selected Publications

  • 2020. "Miscegenation in Marble: John Bell's Octoroon" The Art Bulletin. Vol. 102, No. 2 pp. 64-99.
  • 2017. Colouring the Caribbean: Race and the art of Agostino Brunias. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • 2017. “The Great Colonial Minstrel Show: Reconsidering Africa in the Art of Palmer Hayden,” Nka:Journal of Contemporary African Art, pp. 14-29.
  • 2014. “Loner in the Dark: The Singular Vision of Norman Lewis and the Evidence of Things Unseen.” In Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis. Norman Kleeblatt, ed. New York: Jewish Museum/Yale University Press.
  • 2013. “Reimagining Race, Class, and Identity in the New World.” In Behind Closed Doors: Power and Privilige at Home in Colonial Latin America. Richard Aste, ed. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum.

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