College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Home
  • Jessica Gerschultz

Jessica C. Gerschultz

International & Interdisciplinary Studies - African/African American Studies
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Bailey Hall
Room 9
University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045

Professor Gerschultz’s research and teaching interests span modern and contemporary art in Africa and the Middle East, the linkages between textiles, gender, and materiality, and the sociopolitical dynamics of artists’ networks. 

Teaching Interests

  • African art history (historical, modern, and contemporary)
  • Islamic art history
  • Art historiography
  • African Studies

Research Interests

  • African and Arab modernism
  • Art historiography
  • Modern tapestry
  • Gender and materiality
  • Artists' networks
  • Postcolonial studies

Expert instruction in Arabic, Kiswahili, and Wolof at the beginning and intermediate levels will be offered over eight weeks in June-July 2018.

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships

The Kansas African Studies Center has received $140,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to launch public discussions, community programming, and the creation of educational resources in local communities to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding recent demographic changes in the region. Visit to learn more. 

Upcoming Events
48 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Pharmacy school No. 2 nationally for NIH funding
Hall Center receives 3rd NEH challenge grant to support humanities research collaboration
Regional leader in technology commercialization
12 graduate programs rank in top 10 nationally among public universities.
—U.S. News & World Report
Driving discovery, innovation, entrepreneurship
Home to 15 major research centers & state surveys
1st in nation for its special education master’s and doctorate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
1st in nation for its city management and urban policy master’s program.
—U.S. News & World Report
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
KU Today