Melissa R. Kerin Associate Professor of Art History

Melissa R. Kerin

Wilson Hall 3015
Curriculum Vitae
On-leave 2023-24


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.