Marguerite Heckscher

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate


Marguerite E. Heckscher is a trained theater actress and art historian specializing in Africa’s visual and performing arts and material culture, particularly in northeastern Tanzania. Her research focuses on how the senses inform images of the body within traditional healing contexts among Shambaa communities in the West Usambara Mountains. Currently, she is writing her dissertation, which is based on Fulbright-Hays-funded research in Tanzania and Germany.

Primary Advisor(s)
Henry J. Drewal