Jenny Peruski's research focuses on material and visual cultures along the Indian-Ocean coast of Africa. Her research explores domestic architecture and gendered forms of dress through the lenses of mobility, religious subjectivities, and regimes of value.
Jenny received her B.A. in Art History & Near Eastern Languages and Cultures in 2012 from Indiana University. She completed her first M.A. in Arab and Islamic Civilizations at the American University of Cairo in 2014. After obtaining her Master’s, Jenny worked at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she aided in the preparation and installation of the Islamic galleries. In 2018, she finished a second M.A. in Africanist Art History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.