Angie is a PhD student concentrating on West African art, with a primary focus on the art of Guinea. She is also interested in the art of Eastern Europe and has carried out extensive field research in Lithuania. She spent two years at Amherst College before transferring to Lewis & Clark College where she received her BA with honors in Art History and Gender Studies. While there she completed a senior honors thesis entitled “From Guinea to Lithuania: Art and the Making of Postcolonial Nations.” The thesis was a comparative analysis of Touré-era Guinean art alongside post-Soviet Lithuanian art in order to understand how postcolonial nations around the world use art to define nationalist ideology. A revised portion of her thesis is currently being considered for publication in an upcoming book on African dictatorships.