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Hello, I'm Maura McCreight.

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I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY, with a focus on the history of photography and the Maghrib. I am currently a Singer Family Dissertation 2022 Fellow at the Ryerson Image Centre and 2022-23 grantee of the American Institute of Magrib Studies (AIMS) for research in Algeria. My dissertation retraces photographs of women during the Algerian War for Independence (1954–1962) using methods that mimic the conflict’s scattered visual archival existence. 

I am a lecturer in the Art Department at Brooklyn College and Bronx Community College, and a credentialed educator through the American Council on Education in College Instruction. I am a member of the Photography Network, American Institute for Maghrib Studies, Le Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis, and The Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines en Algérie.

Before coming to the Graduate Center, I worked at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle as a gallery guide and educator. I've held positions at several art galleries in New York, including Gagosian Gallery and Marlborough Gallery. I am also an organizer who has done legal support work for protestors and political prisoners and am passionate about supporting projects related to anarchafeminism.

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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

Permissions to use: © Marc Riboud / Fonds Marc Riboud au MNAAG

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