Faculty Name

Cheryl Finley, Ph.D.


Inaugural Director of the Atlanta University Center Collective for the Study of Art History and Curatorial Studies


Art & Visual Culture

Office Location

Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center 221


Ph.D., Yale University
B.A., Wellesley College


Cheryl Finley holds a Ph.D. in History of Art and African American Studies from Yale University. She is the author of "Committed to Memory: the Art of the Slave Ship Icon" (Princeton UP, 2018) and "My Soul Has Grown Deep: Black Art from the American South" (Yale University Press, 2018).

A specialist in the art market and African diaspora art history, Dr. Finley’s current research examines the global art economy, focusing on the relationship among artists, museums, biennials and migration in the book project, Black Market: Inside the Art World.