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Maura E. McCreight

Ph.D Student in Art History,
The Graduate Center, CUNY



I'm currently a Ph.D student in Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY in New York and teach Art History at Brooklyn College. I am a member of the Photography Network, American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS), Le Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT), and The Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines en Algérie (CEMA), which allow me to foster connections with a broad scholarly network. My research explores the circulation of images within political and artistic networks of exchange between North Africa and Europe, with a focus on women combatants and political prisoners from the National Liberation Front (FLN) during the Algerian War of Independence (1954 - 62). I have an ardent interest in photographic forms that uphold ontologies of storytelling, and non-traditional art mediums that mobilize aesthetics as a tactic of insurgency against state repression. 

Before coming to The Graduate Center, I worked in both assistant and managerial positions at several art galleries in New York, including Marlborough Gallery and Gagosian Gallery - experiences that undoubtedly solidified my critique of the blue chip art market's predatory values. I have also worked at the Frye Art Museum as an intern in the Education Department and the Hedreen Gallery at the Lee Center for the Arts in Seattle, WA. I am an activist whose previous work includes legal support for protestors and political prisoners and am currently focused on supporting incarcerated survivors of sexual violence as well as projects related to anarchafeminism.


Header Image Attribution: Manifestations de partisans de l'Algérie française, Alger, janvier 1960 by Marc Riboud© Marc Riboud / Fonds Marc Riboud au MNAAG is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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