Monroe recognized with Dean’s Emerging Faculty Leader’s Award

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John Warne Monroe, Associate Professor, Department of History, has received the 2015 Dean’s Emerging Faculty Leader’s Award.

He will be recognized at the Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall Convocation and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, September 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.

Dean’s Emerging Faculty Leader’s Award Established by donors and friends from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council to recognize and support mid-career, rising stars through critical stages of professional growth:

•   John Warne Monroe, Associate Professor, Department of History. Monroe is currently working on a history of the reception of African sculpture in interwar France, and its crucial role in establishing “primitive art” as a Western esthetic category. The growing acceptance of this category had a wide range of consequences, not only in metropolitan France, but also in the empire and elsewhere. His book, an interdisciplinary study based on extensive research in Paris, New York and Dakar, will explore those consequences, showing how the concept of what dealers and collectors now call “tribal” or “ethnographic” art emerged from a complex, often ambivalent interaction between esthetic Modernism and France’s imperial project.

See all 2015 faculty and staff awards.