Allen F. Roberts

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Professor; Director


University of California, Los Angeles


Mailing Address

Department of French and Francophone Studies
James S. Coleman African Studies Center
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
10244 Bunche Hall, box 951310
Los Angeles, California 90095-1310 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: (1-310) 825-3686
fax: (1-310) 206-2250


Countries of Specialization

Congo (Democratic Republic) ; Senegal


Ph.D. (Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1980)

Research Interests

Professor Roberts conducts research, writes, and organizes museum
exhibitions with his spouse, Dr. Mary Nooter Roberts, such as _Memory:
Luba Art and the Making of History_ (1996, that won the College Art
Association's Alfred Barr Award.

Currently working with Mary Nooter
Roberts on "'Passport to Paradise': Sufi Arts of Senegal and Beyond," an
NEH-funded exhibition (See: and the
accompanying exhibition catalogue: _A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of
Urban Senegal_ (2003) ; doctoral research in Zaire/DRCong, also
interested in cultural dynamics of the Indian Ocean World.


None on file.


museum exhibitions ; African art ; art history ; modernity ; ...