Kris Juncker

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Kris Juncker completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in 2006. During her eight-year doctoral program at Columbia, she specialized in the history of Non-Western photography. In this period, Kris worked as a teaching assistant for the course “Ethnographic Film and Photography”. She also served as an assistant in the Visual Resource Collection aiding in the transition between photographic slides to a digital library. Kris has spent more than eighteen months performing field research in Cuba, and three months in Puerto Rico. She is currently completing the edits on her first book, “Honey at the Crossroads: Four Women and Afro-Cuban Ritual Arts, 1899-1969” that examines photographic evidence of the work of four Santeras—or priests of Santería, in a period when the Cuban government banned the religious practice. Her second book project, “Internationalist Cuba” considers Cuban media outreach in the two decades following the Revolution. She has lectured at the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and El Museo del Barrio. From 2006 to 2007, Kris was a Visiting Lecturer at Vassar College, and from 2007 to 2009, Kris served as an Assistant Professor at James Madison University. In this period, Kris had the opportunity to travel, through an NEH grant, to Dak’Art, the Biennial of Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal in 2008 that featured a great deal of twenty-first century photographic work. She moved to the United Kingdom in 2009, and has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Cuba at the University of Nottingham.


Kris will be teaching a few sessions in History of Photography—particularly with regards to Colonial, Post-Colonial, Non-Western and Contemporary topics. Outside of DMU, Kris can be reached at, or alternately, her mobile: 07799247366.

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