Keri Watson

Keri Watson, Ph.D.

Dr. Watson joined the faculty in 2014, having taught previously at Ithaca College, Auburn University at Montgomery, and the Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta. The recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grants, an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant, and a Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award in the History of American Art, she teaches courses in modern art and the history of photography and specializes in twentieth-century American art. Her current book project examines representations of disability during the Great Depression.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Art History from Florida State University (2010)
  • M.A. in Art History from Florida State University (2006)
  • B.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from University of West Florida (2004)

Research Interests

  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • History of Photography and Film
  • American Studies

Selected Publications

  • 2018        Watson, Keri. “Picturing the Other: Disability and Difference in Eudora Welty’s Photographs and Stories.” Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-first Century Approaches. Eds. Julia Eichelberger and Mae Miller Claxton. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2018.    
  • 2017        Watson, Keri and Patsy Moskal. “Scaling an Art History Reacting to the Past Game for Use at a Large Public University.” Playing to Learn with Reacting to the Past. Eds. C. Edward Watson and Thomas Chase Hagood. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.    
  • 2017       Watson, Keri, and Tim Reid. One More Dollar. Film. 2017.
  • 2017       Watson, Keri. "Difference and Disability: The Photography of Margaret Bourke-White.Disability and Art History. Eds. Ann Millet-Gallant and Elizabeth Howie. New York: Routledge, 2017. 
  • 2017       Watson, Keri. Art of the Non-Western World. Dubuque: Great River Learning, 2017.
  • 2016       Watson, Keri, and Anastasia Salter. “Secret Societies of the Avant-garde,” GLS 11 Conference Proceedings, eds. Kyrie H. Caldwell et al (2016): 440-43.
  • 2016       Watson, Keri, and Anastasia Salter. "Playing Art Historian: Teaching 20th-Century Art through Alternate Reality Gaming," International Journal for Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning 1:1 (2016): 100-111.
  • 2016       Watson, Keri. The Burden of History. Digital Story, 2016.
  • 2015       Watson, Keri, Milos Adjinovis and Yson Dickson. Ward Hall: King of the Sideshow. Film, 2015.
  • 2015       Watson, Keri, Milos Adjinovis and Yson Dickson. Johnny Meah: Czar of Bizarre. Film, 2015.
  • 2015       Watson, Keri. “Disability in Art History.” Art History Teaching Resources Lesson Plans (2015). 
  • 2014       Watson, Keri. "'Before We Were Us, We Were Them': Curating Controversy," Journal of Museum Education 39 (2014): 96-107. 
  • 2013       Watson, Keri. Eudora Welty’s Making a Date, Grenada, Mississippi: One Photograph, Five Performances.” Eudora Welty, Whiteness, and Race. Ed.Harriet Pollack. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013.
  • 2010       Watson, Keri. “Parody as Political Tool in Patricia Cronin’s Memorial to a Marriage.Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 43:2 (2010): 79-94.    
  • 2008       Fredericks, Keri. “The Country Cousin: Advocating an Arcadian America.” Athanor 26 (2008): 81-89.
  • 2008       Wylder, Viki Thompson and Keri Fredericks. “Evoke/Invoke/Provoke: A Case Study of Judy Chicago’s Feminist Pedagogy, Vanderbilt University, Spring Semester 2006." In Florida Without Borders: Women at the Intersections of the Local and Global, edited by Sharon Kay Masters, 141-60. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008.    
  • Awards

    2018       Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award in the History of American Art
    2017       National Endowment for the Arts Big Read
    2017       Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant
    2017       UCF Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
    2016       UCF Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellow
    2016       National Endowment for the Arts Big Read
    2015       Society for the Preservation of American Modernists Grant
    2015       National Endowment for the Arts Big Read
    2015       UCF Office of Commercialization and Research In-House Research Grant
    2014       UCF College of Arts and Humanities Research Initiative Program Grant
    2013       Southeastern College Art Conference Award for Best Exhibition of Historical Materials

    Courses

    Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
    61458 ARH3631 African-american Art Web B - Available
    No Description Available
    Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
    81885 ARH3710 History of Photography Ⅰ Web - Unavailable
    No Description Available
    81654 ARH4430 19th Century Art Face2Face M,W 10:30AM - 11:45AM Unavailable
    No Description Available
    90836 ARH5897 Adv Seminar in Art History Face2Face Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM Unavailable
    No Description Available
    Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
    10018 ARH2500 History of Non-western Art Web - Unavailable
    No Description Available
    19227 ARH3610 American Art Rdce Time Tu 10:30AM - 11:45AM Unavailable
    No Description Available
    19266 ARH4450 20th Century Art Rdce Time Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Unavailable
    No Description Available
    Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
    61215 ARH3888 Art of Walt Disney Web A - Unavailable
    No Description Available
    Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
    91077 ARH3888 Art of Walt Disney Web - Unavailable
    No Description Available
    81832 ARH4350 Baroque Art Rdce Time W 1:30PM - 2:45PM Unavailable
    No Description Available
    81518 ARH4430 19th Century Art Face2Face M,W 10:30AM - 11:45AM Unavailable
    No Description Available
    Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
    10018 ARH2500 History of Non-western Art Web - Unavailable
    No Description Available

    Updated: Aug 8, 2017