PhD Student; African Art, Teaching Fellow -AH 395, Guest Lecture Series Coordinator; GSHAAA, Social Media Coordinator, GSHAAA

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Morgan Snoap is a PhD student studying African art with a focus on historical textile production in Moroccan cities. Her research particularly explores the histories of textiles worn by women and the various human, material, and artistic factors inherent to their creation. Investigating the design development of silk belts historically woven in Fes, Morgan’s Master’s paper “Motifs in Motion: Fes Belts (ahzima) and Moroccan Design Innovation in the Early Modern Mediterranean World” was recognized as best MA scholarly paper in the HAA department for the 2021-2022 academic year. Prior to attending BU, Morgan held the position of Fred W. Hicks curatorial fellow for two years at the Rollins Museum of Art at Rollins College, where she also co-curated the exhibition “African Apparel: Threaded Transformations across the 20th Century” and independently curated the exhibition “ReOrienting the Gaze.”

Research Interests:

  • Urban Textiles in Morocco
  • Role of Cross-cultural Exchange in Artistic Development
  • Gender Roles & Dynamics in the Creation of Art Objects

2023-2024:
Guest Lecture Series Coordinator,  Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association
Social Media Coordinator, Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association

2022-2023
GSO Representative, Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association

2021-2022:
GSO Representative, Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association