Yasmine Espert, Ph.D.

Dr. Yasmine Espert received a doctorate in art history from Columbia University. Her writings on photography, film and the African diaspora are published by Public Books, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem and Oxford University Press, among others. Dr. Espert’s research is supported by the University of Michigan, Fulbright, and multiple grants and fellowships through Columbia University. Her first book project is under contract at Duke University Press.

She was an advisor for Student Voices, a collaboration with Smarthistory and the AUC Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective. With the support of Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism, she curated made vulnerable – an online exhibition for sx visualities. Dr. Espert contributed to the MoMA’s Museum Research Consortium, and was a research associate at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. She is visiting assistant professor for the AUC Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective, the Department of Art & Visual Culture, Spelman College. In Spring 2021, she is visiting professor at École normale supérieure. Her courses consider art in the African diaspora through topics such as ability, gender, race, sexuality, decoloniality, religion, archives, popular culture, and material culture.

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