Yasmine Espert, Ph.D.
Yasmine Espert joins the Department of Art & Visual Culture at Spelman College as a visiting professor of art history. She is a doctoral candidate at Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology. Her scholarly and curatorial interests include cinema, ritual, sexuality, the fiber arts, and the research methods of scholar-artists. Her dissertation, “The Cinema of Social Dreamers: Artists and Their Imaginations Return to the Caribbean,” investigates popular and experimental films by Caribbean women. Her writing has been featured by the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Modern Art. Until 2016, she served on the editorial team for Small Axe. Recent support for her work includes a Pierre and Marie-Gaetana Matisse Fellowship for 20th Century Art and the inaugural Brian Leigh Dunnigan Fellowship in Cartography at the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan.