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Shana Klein

Department of Art and Art History


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Shana Klein is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at Georgetown University. She previously taught a class supported through the Berkley Center's Doyle Seminars project. Within the field of American art, she specializes in African-American art, Native-American art, and visual culture theory. Klein has been awarded several fellowships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Huntington Library, Henry Luce Foundation, and Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, as well as a current postdoctoral fellowship at the German Historical Institute. She has published research in American Art, Panorama, and the International Review of African American Art. She also serves as a member of the Chesapeake Food Studies Group and managing editor of Food, Media, and Culture at American University in Washington, D.C. Klein holds a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico, where her dissertation “The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in Post-Civil War American Art and Culture.”

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