Alicia Gallant

Alicia Gallant 2022

Research Interests

  • 20th century African American art; histories of the American South; afterlives of enslavement; migration/mobility/diaspora studies; critical race/decolonial/postcolonial theories; theories of urban and public space; crip theory and materialities


  • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude), American University

Alicia (they/them) is a second year PhD student at the Graduate Center with a focus on the role of the American South in twentieth century African American art. Most recently, they were the Graduate Fellow at the Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC, where they curated Roots/Routes: Mobility, Displacement, and Place in Art of the American South (The Richardson Family Art Museum, Wofford College). Prior to joining the program, Alicia held curatorial and education positions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Asian Art (Smithsonian Institution).