Keren Hammerschlag

assistant director and professor of jewish civilization
Assistant Teaching Professor and Researcher of Art and Art History

HammerschlagKeren Rosa Hammerschlag is the Assistant Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University. She is also Assistant Teaching Professor and Researcher in Art History and Women's and Gender Studies in addition to being a Faculty Affiliate in Residence in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. She teaches courses on Art and Medicine, British Art, Colonialism and the Art of Race, Jews in Nineteenth-Century Art, and Gender and the Body in Victorian Art. 

Before coming to Georgetown she was a Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for the Humanities and Health at King's College London. She completed her PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2010. 

She is the author of ‘Frederic Leighton: Death, Mortality, Resurrection’ (Ashgate, 2015), along with various articles on Victorian neoclassicism and medical portraiture. Her current book project, ‘The Colour of Empire,’ uses Victorian colonial painting to elucidate the complex nature of race relations in Great Britain and the former British Empire.

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Selected publications

Frederic Leighton: Death, Morality, Ressurection (Routledge 2015)


Jews in 19th Century Art and Culture (ARTH 247, JCIV 247)