Melissa R. Kerin Associate Professor of Art History
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Department of the History of Art
Dissertation Topic: 15th-17th-Century Buddhist Wall Paintings of India's Western Himalaya
MTS Harvard Divinity School, World Religions Program (Buddhist Studies)
B.A. Trinity College, Hartford, CT (Women's Studies)
I teach courses in South Asian (including Tibet and the Himalayas) and East Asian Art and Architecture. My research focuses on the intricate and multifaceted relationships between art and identity formation (political and cultural), cultural memory, and religious praxis.