Dr. Courtnay Micots


About Dr. Courtnay Micots

Courtnay Micots (Ph.D., African Art History, University of Florida) is the Assistant Professor of Art History at Florida A & M University. Previously she was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Wits Art Museum, University of the Witwatersrand. She has taught at Florida Southern College, the University of Florida, the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, the University of South Florida, Elon University, and for the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana in Legon. Recent publications include “Joburg Carnival and the Potential for Social Cohesion and Therapeutic Activism” in the summer 2017 issue of the South African Journal of Art History, “Status and Mimicry: African Colonial Period Architecture in Coastal Ghana” in the March 2015 issue of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, and “Carnival in Ghana: Fancy Dress Street Parades and Competition” in the spring 2014 issue of African Arts. She is currently authoring a book on Fancy Dress in Ghana.


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