The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University is pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah Clunis has accepted the position of Director of Academic Partnerships and Curator of African Collections to start on August 30, 2021.
Dr. Clunis is originally from Kingston, Jamaica and received her PhD in art history in 2006 from the University of Iowa. She joins the Peabody Museum from Louisiana's Xavier University where she is director of the Xavier University Art Gallery, supervisor of the Art Collection team, and assistant professor of art history. Dr. Clunis has taught art history for over twenty years at public universities and historically Black colleges and universities. Her research and classes have focused on the history of African art and the display of African objects in Western museum settings. She also studies the influence of African aesthetics and philosophy on the arts and religious rituals and cultural identities of the African diaspora. Her work examines gender, race, and migration in multiple contexts. She has published in both national and international magazines and journals.