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New Positions for Art History Alumni

Published July 5, 2013

We are proud to announce that three alumni of our PhD program have recently accepted faculty positions for the fall of 2013, continuing our ten-year trend of 100% placement of PhDs in careers in art history.

Jennifer Courts (PhD 2011) will return to the southeast as Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Southern Mississippi.  She recently completed the manuscript for her first book, A Desire for Representation: Painting and Identity in Fifteenth-Century France, and is currently working on her second, Erotic Femininity, Ideal Beauty, and Spiritual Commodity in Fifteenth-Century French Art.  In the coming year Courts will present papers at SECAC (in a session chaired by Elizabeth Heuer, PhD 2008) and CAA.

Jennifer Courts, Jennifer Feltman and Keri Watson

Jennifer Courts, Jennifer Feltman and Keri Watson

Jennifer Feltman (PhD 2011) has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Art History at Young Harris College, a private liberal arts college established in 1886.  At Young Harris, Feltman will teach courses in art history while continuing her research in the art and architecture of twelfth- and thirteenth-century Europe.  Her latest article is forthcoming with the Princeton Index of Christian Art’s Studies inIconography, and she is currently preparing a volume on the chronology of the north transept of Reims Cathedral and a book,

Moral Theology and the Cathedral: Sculpted Portals of the Last Judgment in Thirteenth-Century France.


Keri Watson
 (PhD 2010) has accepted a position in the Department of Art History at Ithaca College.  Watson has a chapter, “Eudora Welty’s Making a Date, Grenada, Mississippi: One Photograph, Five Performances,” in Eudora Welty, Whiteness, and Race  (University of Georgia Press, 2013) and is developing a book, The Photo-book, Race, and the Great Depression, for the University Press of Mississippi.