Marilyn Wyman



(408) 924-4334


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Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern California, CA

Dr. Marilyn Wyman, Instructor in Art History and American Studies, received her Ph.D. in 1982 from the University of Southern California. Her areas of interest include American, Modern, and African Art as well as studies in American culture. Recently also, she has introduced a new course in Jewish Art and Culture. Since 1989, she has worked extensively in South Africa.

Dr. Wyman's recent papers and publications include: "The Harlem Renaissance and the Affirmation of Identity" (1989); "The Lay of the Land: A Comparison of 19th Century Landscape Tradition in the United States and South Africa" (1990); "The Deracinated Worker in California Depression Murals" (1995); "Mechanisms of Power: Native American and Zulu Imagery in Popular Culture" (1995); "African American Ties in the Development of Urban Black Culture in South Africa" (1996).

She is currently working on the role of "other" in the paintings of South African women artists and will be on leave in Spring 1997 to pursue this work in South Africa. Dr. Wyman holds membership in the College Art Association, Women's Caucus for the Arts, American Studies Association, F.A.T.E. and the South African Art History Association.