Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

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Associate Professor of History of ArtUndergraduate Chair of History of Art


Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw is Associate Professor of History of Art and affiliated faculty in Africana Studies, Cinema Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. She received her PhD in art history from Stanford University and then held an appointment as an assistant professor of History of Art and African and African American Studies at Harvard University for five years before coming to the University of Pennsylvania in September 2005. During that time she was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Ford Foundation. Since coming to Penn she has served as a faculty fellow and faculty master in the College House system, directed the undergraduate majors in History of Art and in Visual Studies, and spent a quarter as a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Washington. In May of 2014 she was honored with the School of Arts and Sciences Award for Innovation in Teaching.

On leave for Fall 2020.