Monique Kerman, PhD



After seven years as a part-time instructor at WWU, Dr. Kerman joined the Department of Art and Art History full time in Winter 2016. Her area of expertise is the art and visual culture of Africa and its diaspora, with a focus in her courses on enriching students’ knowledge and appreciation of not only African art and culture, but also of the ways in which slavery and colonialism have troubled that knowledge and appreciation within Western academia. Dr. Kerman's research focuses on contemporary artists of African descent working in the diaspora, primarily Europe. Her first monograph is Contemporary British Artists of African Descent and the Unburdening of a Generation (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and she is currently working on a second book about contemporary French artists of African descent.