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Jessica C. Gerschultz

International & Interdisciplinary Studies - African/African American Studies
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies, African & African-American Studies (AAAS)
Primary office:
Bailey Hall, 12-C
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


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