Current Program (starting 2016)

Terra Foundation for American Art

We are delighted to announce that our collaboration with the Terra Foundation for American Art in the form of the Terra Visiting Professorship has been renewed and extended for another six-year period of collaboration.

These eight-month visiting professorships aim at fostering the cross-cultural, trans-disciplinary scholarly engagement with North American Art at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies (Freie Universität Berlin) and the art history departments of Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität, respectively. Visiting professors will offer two specialized seminars per semester in American Art History (B.A. and M.A. levels) and participate in the larger academic community of the Kennedy Institute for the duration of their stay. On top of teaching, candidates will be strongly encouraged to supervise theses in their areas of expertise and are expected to organize one international research event, conference, or symposium in Berlin in order to further facilitate the expertise in, and increase the visibility of, the fields of North American Art History and Visual Culture Studies at the institutions involved.

The John F. Kennedy Institute is happy to announce the Terra Visiting Professors for the upcoming academic years. We are very excited to be welcoming the three following candidates:

Allison Stagg (TU Berlin, 2016/17)

Lauren Kroiz (UC Berkeley, 2017/18)

Laura Katzman (James Madison University, 2018/19)