Associate Professor, 2009
Ph.D. Emory University, 2002
B.A. University of California, San Diego
Peri M. Klemm, Ph.D. is associate professor of African, Oceanic, and Native American art history. Her courses address the cultural context of non-Western arts and the receptions and display of non-Western art in the West. Her dissertation and published materials focus on identity, dress, and the body in Oromia. At the CSUN Art Galleries, she has co-curated with her exhibition design students ‘African Arts in the Lifecycle’, ‘Island Affinities: Contemporary Arts of Oceania’, and ‘Bareedina: Women of Oromia.’ A book on the historical and contemporary body art practices of Oromo women in Ethiopia and Kenya is forthcoming. She received her doctorate in African art history and a master's in Ancient American art history from Emory University.