Thierry Gentis is Curator of the Haffenreffer Museum and an assistant in the Museum Studies courses at Brown University. He works with Brown University students in museum exhibit development. He also provides faculty with the opportunity to work with Museum objects in their courses by leading classes at Manning Hall or at the Museum's Research Center in Bristol and creating course-related object displays. He has a B.A. in Philosophy with associate degrees in Anthropology and Art from Roger Williams University. He has written several articles on the arts of Africa and curated exhibitions and given lectures on the subject.