In August of 2015, Ann Pegelow Kaplan joined the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies at Appalachian State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She will also serve as an as Artist in Residence for Watauga Residential College, an interdisciplinary college at ASU.
Kaplan is an interdisciplinary scholar and artist who teaches and researches across the written and visual. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in ethnography and oral history, visual art, digital humanities, new media, and cultural and art theory. Prior to joining Appalachian State as Visiting Assistant Professor and Artist in Residence in Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies, she was Assistant Professor of Art at Elon University, Visiting Assistant Professor at Philippines Women's University in Manila, and Teaching Fellow at Clemson University. In 2015, she presented at THAT Camp, College Art Conference, conducted a solo exhibition of her work at De La Salle University, curated [RE]Gen New Media Festival, and was Visiting Artist for the Philippines Arts Congress. Ann holds an MFA in Photography and Digital Media from Clemson University, an MA in Ethnography/Folklore (American Studies) from UNC Chapel Hill, and a BA in Anthropology from University of Mary Washington.