Terra Foundation Visiting Professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, 2009–2023

Terra Foundation Visiting Professorships at Freie Universität Berlin are integrated into the curriculum and research programs of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies. The visiting professor devotes 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 2023–24 Terra Foundation Visiting Professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, at Freie Universität Berlin, is Rizvana Bradley, Assistant Professor of Film and Media and Affiliated Faculty in the History of Art and the Center for Race and Gender at the University of California, Berkeley.  More details about her courses are available on the John F. Kennedy Institute website.


Past Recipients: John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin


Julia Rosenbaum, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, Bard College


JoAnne Mancini, Associate Professor in History, Maynooth University


David J. Getsy, Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


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

Spring–Summer 2016

Heather A. Diack, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Miami

Spring–Summer 2015

Michele Bogart, Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Fall–Winter 2014

Michael Schreyach, Trinity University

Spring–Summer 2014

Kenneth Haltman, University of Oklahoma

Fall–Winter Semester 2013

Andrew Hemingway (emeritus), University College of London

Spring–Summer 2013

Patricia Hills, Boston University

Fall–Winter 2012

Vivien Green Fryd, Vanderbilt University

Spring–Summer 2012

Angela Miller, University of Washington, St. Louis

Fall–Winter 2011

Katherine Manthorne, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)

Spring–Summer 2011

Jochen Wierich, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

Fall–Winter 2010

Alan Wallach, College of William and Mary

Spring–Summer 2010

David Lubin, Wake Forest University

Spring–Summer 2009

Joshua Shannon, University of Maryland