Professor Courtnay Micots is an Assistant Professor of Art History at FAMU and the Sustainability Institute Artist-in-Residence for the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr Micots has traveled to Africa seven times, researching art in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo, Republic of Benin, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Her work focuses on cultural appropriations and resistance art in African colonial architecture in Ghana and carnivalesque performances in southern Ghana and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Dr. Micots has ten years’ experience teaching and eight years of museum-related experience including teaching art history at the University of Ghana and worked at the Wits Art Museum in Johannesburg..
As the SI Artist-in-Residence, Dr. Micots will develop the 2016-2017 Art of Sustainability program around the theme "Global Connections," which includes an sustainable art appreciation course, a campus-wide art competition to be held during the Artists in Bloom Festival (Spring 2017), and an international immersive experience in Ghana (2017 Summer A). These initiatives will support cultural and artistic exchange, nurture art appreciation, experimentation and new ideas, and support research and the development of creative work.