Harcourt Fuller, Ph.D.
The visual, literary and performing arts provide students with tangible, immersive and intellectual avenues that facilitate experiential learning about the histories, countries and cultures which they will encounter in the classroom. They are also vital pedagogical tools for academics who wish to design meaningful lectures and learning objects that will better allow students to be engaged with and retain what is being taught. The cultural arts also offers scholars an important research tool, which allows provides windows into understanding the role of culture in the making of history.
Dr. Harcourt Fuller has over twenty years of international experience in all aspects of the visual, literary and performing arts, both within and outside of academia. This work has primarily concerned the histories, cultures and societies of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. This includes projects with the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; the annual Audubon Arts Festival and Uptown Arts Stroll in New York City; the Rialto Center for the Arts and the Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) in Atlanta. Professor Fuller has also worked as a Consultant for Arts Council England, where he worked with the Decibel Department’s FREENESS project, a music initiative conceived by the visual artist Chris Ofili for minority artists to promote their music and culture.
Click on the links above for examples of Dr. Fuller's body of research and work in the visual, literary and performing arts of Africa and the African Diaspora.