Introducing the Head of Global Art and Religion: Dr. Amy Schwartzott

As part of our commitment to bringing you the latest social-scientific research on religion, GCRR is proud to introduce the Head of our "Art and Religion" division, Dr. Amy Schwartzott.

Dr. Schwartzott is Assistant Professor of Art History and Curator of University Galleries at North Carolina A&T State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2014. An ethnographic investigation of recyclia utilized by Mozambican artists is presented in her dissertation, "Weapons and Refuse as Media: The Potent Politics of Recycling in Contemporary Mozambican Urban Arts." This research resulted in a Centre for Conflict Studies Fellowship and Fulbright awards. Dr. Schwartzott’s research interests are firmly rooted in contemporary African art and artists who use recycled material as media (both African and global expressions).

Her Recent Publications

We highly recommend checking out some of Dr. Schwartzott's latest publications:

  • Unraveling and Welding Together: War’s Transformative Influence on Contemporary Mozambican Art,” in The Art of Emergency: Aesthetics and Aid in African Crises.

  • “Healing the Pain of War through Art – Mozambique’s Grassroots Approach to Post-Conflict Resolution," in Dialogues with Mozambique: Interdisciplinary Reflections, Readings and Approaches on Mozambican Studies.

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