Dr. Emilie Boone is an Assistant Professor in the department of African American Studies at the New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York (City Tech). She teaches courses on African American art, photography of the African Diaspora, Caribbean Art, and African art and the Museum.
Emilie focuses on the art and photography of the African Diaspora. Her current research engages with the work of the African American photographer James Van Der Zee. Another project investigates the history of photography in Haiti. Most recently, Emilie has contributed to the exhibition catalog, From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography for the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and has a forthcoming essay in the anthology, Towards an African-Canadian Art History: Art, Memory, and Resistance.
Her honors include a Smithsonian Fellowship at the National Portrait Gallery, a Fulbright at the Notman Photographic Archives and a Dangler Curatorial Fellowship at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Born and raised in Brooklyn by a Haitian mother and an African American father, Emilie’s teaching position brings her back home where her interest in art history began. Emilie earned her doctorate in Art History from Northwestern University in 2016.