Susan Kart earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in African art history from Columbia University. Her bachelor’s degree in art history was awarded with high honors from Smith College. She also studied at the Paris IV-Sorbonne in Paris, France. Prior to joining Lehigh’s faculty, Kart served as a professor of African art history at Sarah Lawrence College and as curator for the Art Gallery at Yonkers Riverfront Library, where she has curated or overseen twelve exhibitions. She has published in journals such as Critical Interventions, African Studies Review, and African Arts, and is working on new articles and a book about her research, found object art in post-colonial Senegal and the work of Moustapha Dimé.