Julie L. McGee is the Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History for the 2011-12 academic year at the University of Memphis. Since 2008 McGee has served as Curator of African American Art with the University Museums of the University of Delaware where she also has a secondary appointment as Associate Professor of Black American Studies. McGee has written and lectured extensively on African American art and contemporary art in South Africa. She has curated exhibitions for the David C Driskell Center, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and community arts center in Cape Town, South Africa. With Vuyile C. Voyiya, McGee co-produced the documentary film The Luggage is Still Labeled: Blackness in South African Art. Her current research focuses on contemporary African diaspora arts as well as South African art and art institutions. Her publications include a recent biography of artist, collector and educator David C. Driskell as well as articles addressing issues of primitivism, canon formation and colonialism in art history.