Amanda Gilvin is an art historian and curator who writes about textiles, contemporary art, and museums of Africa and the African Diaspora. She finished her Ph.D. in the History of Art at Cornell University in 2012. Before arriving at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College as an Assistant Curator, Gilvin taught at Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and Skidmore College. Her book manuscript, Mining Beauty: Art and Development in Niger, includes an analysis of the Musée National Boubou Hama du Niger. Along with authoring essays on African art, Gilvin was the lead editor of Collaborative Futures: Critical Perspectives on Publicly Active Graduate Education (Graduate Press of Syracuse, 2012).