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Jessica C. Gerschultz

International & Interdisciplinary Studies - African/African American Studies
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-4374
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

Mid-America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS) Fall 2017 Conference


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 www.migrationstories.ku.edu to learn more. 

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