A Conversation with Dr. David Reip -Art and History in Southern Africa

In this episode of Field Notes, we interview with Dr. David Reip, an associate professor of Art History at CSU. David's area of research centers on South Sotho art and history in southern Africa. He spent more than five years living in South Africa between 2000 and 2011, working with several NGOs and completing his field research with support from a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Stanley Award for International Research. Most recently, David has been involved in an ongoing multi-disciplinary project entitled Africa Meets Africa, which explores southern African cultural heritage and uses cultural context as a link to understanding the arts, mathematics, language, and history. In our conversation we talk about Dr. Reip’s work, his journey in academia and what it means to do, good, socially responsible research.