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educator , art historian

David Todd Doris, American art historian, educator. Recipient Sylvia Ardyn Boone prize, Yale University, 1996-1997, J. William Fulbright award, Institute International Education, 1998-1999, Roy Sieber Memorial award, Arts Council African Studies Association, 2004; Ittleson fellowship, Center Advanced Study Visual Arts, 1999—2001, Residential fellowship, Getty Research Institute, 2006-2007, Research grant, Yale University, 1996-1997.


Doris, David Todd was born on October 26, 1961 in Brooklyn. Son of Martin and Arlene Ellen Doris.


Bachelor, LIU, Southampton, New York, 1983. Master of Arts, Hunter College, New York City, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven, 2002.


Stuart S. Golding visiting professor history African and African diaspora arts University South Florida, Tampa, 2003—2003. Associate professor, department history art Center Afroamerican and African Studies, School Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, since 2003. Instructor, civics, language and american studies seminar United States Embassy, Jerusalem, 2005.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Vigilant Things: On Thieves, Yoruba Anti-Aesthetics, and the Strange Fates of Ordinary Objects in Nigeria, Zen-kabaré: Barangolá a fluxus határvideekén. Photographer (exhibition) Primitivism Revisited: After the End of an Idea (Photos featured in ArtNews review, April, 2007), curator Masterworks of African Art: Yoruba Images & Aesthetics.


Member of College Art Association, Arts Council African Studies Association.


Married Melissa Armstrong Doris, November 12, 2000. 1 child Marcella Armstrong.

Martin Doris

Arlene Ellen Doris

Melissa Armstrong Doris

Marcella Armstrong Doris