C. Daniel Dawson

C. Daniel Dawson

Research Interest

Professor Dawson has a research focus on the African diaspora and its Culture. He has taught seminars on African Spirituality in the Americas, and has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, curator, arts administrator, and consultant. He served as curator of photography, film and video at the Studio Museum in Harlem (NYC), director of special projects at the Caribbean Cultural Center (NYC), and curatorial consultant and director of education at the Museum for African Art (NYC).

As a photographer, he has shown his work in more than 30 exhibitions. He has also curated more than 40 exhibitions, including Harlem Heyday: The Photographs of James Van Der Zee and The Sound I Saw: The Jazz Photographs of Roy DeCarava.

Dawson has been Associated with many prize-winning films, including Head and Heart by James Mannas and Capoeiras of Brazil by Warrington Hudlin.

Has Lectured At:

Yale University
Princeton University
New York University
University of Iowa
University of California-Berkeley
University of Texas-Austin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The New School for Social Research
House of World Cultures-Berlin
Kit Tropenmuseum-Amsterdam
Federal University of Bahia and Rio de Janeiro-Brazil