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Diana Baird N'Diaye

Diana Baird N'Diaye is a cultural specialist and senior curator at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, a Fellow of the American Folklore Society, and a studio artist exploring dress as a powerful metaphor for identity. Her signature research and curatorial projects include the African Immigrant Community Folklife Project, the Crafts of African Fashion, the African American Craft Initiative, and the Will to Adorn—the subject of this book. N’Diaye is coeditor of Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representations at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, winner of the 2017 Smithsonian Secretary’s Research Prize.

Books By Diana Baird N'Diaye