One of the ways we realize our global mission is by supporting visiting professorships at important international academic institutions, including the Freie Universität Berlin, where eight-month visiting professorships are integrated into the curriculum and research programs of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies. The visiting professor will devote his/her time to classroom teaching, student advising, public lecturing, the organization of symposia, and personal research. The particular setting of the John F. Kennedy Institute offers rich opportunities to students to situate their study of American art in dialogue with disciplines such as cultural studies, cultural history, literature, and sociology. The courses are also open to students enrolled at the art history departments at the Freie Universität, as well as the Humboldt Universität Berlin.
- The 2020–21 Terra Foundation Visiting Professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, at Freie Universität Berlin, is David J. Getsy, Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. More details about his courses are available on the John F. Kennedy Institute website.
- Lives: Biography and Autobiography in New Writings on American Art, a Terra Foundation Symposium, organized by David J. Getsy, takes place online on June 3, 2021. For more information and to watch the recording, please visit the John F. Kennedy Institute website.
These positions have been filled for 2019–22.
Past Recipients: John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
Joshua Shannon, Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Art History & Archaeology and Founder & Director, the Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity, University of Maryland
Laura Katzman, Professor of Art History, James Madison University
Lauren Kroiz, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Allison Stagg, Postdoctoral Fellow, Technische Universität Berlin
Heather A. Diack, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Miami
Michele Bogart, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
Michael Schreyach, Trinity University
Kenneth Haltman, University of Oklahoma
Fall–Winter Semester 2013
Andrew Hemingway (emeritus), University College of London
Patricia Hills, Boston University
Vivien Green Fryd, Vanderbilt University
Angela Miller, University of Washington, St. Louis
Katherine Manthorne, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)
Jochen Wierich, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
Alan Wallach, College of William and Mary
David Lubin, Wake Forest University
Joshua Shannon, University of Maryland