Christopher B. Steiner is an author, researcher, and professor of Art History at Connecticut College. He is also the Director of the Museum Studies Program and directs the interdisciplinary Museum Studies Certificate Program. Steiner also taught art history and museum studies at the University of East Anglia, the University of Southern California, and the University of California - Los Angeles. Steiner conducted field research on the African art trade while he was a Fulbright scholar in Ivory Coast in 1987-88. He was awarded a postdoctoral fellow at the American Museum of Natural History. Steiner holds a B.A. and M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is the author of the award-winning book: African Art in Transit.