Santa Clara University

Department of Art and Art History
Phone: (408) 551-3349
Fax: (408) 554-4809
Location: 832 Market Street
Room number: 832 Market St.

Tobias Wofford

Assistant Professor

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Art History
Dissertation: Africa as Muse: The Visualization of Diaspora in African Americn Art, 1950-1980
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Art History
Thesis: Memory Beyond History: The Art of Georges Adeagbo
B.A., San Francisco State University, Art


ARTH 11a & 12a: Exhibiting the Global
ARTH 27: Introduction to the Arts of Africa
ARTH 146: African American Art
ARTH 170: Art of the African Diaspora


Contemporary Art
African American Art
Art of the African Diaspora
African Art

Representative Publications

“Cullen Washington Jr.: Another Dimension” in Fore (New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2012)

“Can You Dig It?: Signifying Race in David Hammons’ Spade Series,” in LA Object & David Hammons Body
Prints, ed. Lindsay Charlwood, New York: Tilton Gallery, 2011, 86-135.

“Facing History through the Art of Georges Adeagbo,” Chicago Art Journal 19 (fall, 2009) 65-78.

“Exhibiting a Global Blackness: The First World Festival of Negro Arts,” in New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness, eds. Karen Dubinsky et al. (Toronto: Between the Lines Press, 2009), 179-186.


2010-12 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University

2008-10: Wyeth Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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