Jane Carpenter-Rock, Deputy Director for Museum Content

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Jane Carpenter-Rock joined the U.S. Diplomacy Center in July 2018 as Deputy Director for Museum Content.  She was previously Deputy Director in the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs.  Prior to that, she was Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town, South Africa.

Previous assignments include Consular Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg (2002-2004), Public Diplomacy Desk Officer for Canada and Mexico in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (2005-2006), Press Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia (2006-2008), Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center (2008-2009), and Senior Australia Desk Officer in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2009-2011), and Deputy Director in the Office of Public Diplomacy for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2011-2013).

Before joining the State Department, Jane held several museum fellowships including the Sara Roby Fellowship in 20th-Century American Realism at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  She is the author of the book Betye Saar in the David C. Driskell Series of African American Art (Pomegranate, 2003) and the article “Against the Flow: Betye Saar and Assemblage in the Age of Activism, 1969-1974,” The University of Michigan Museum of Art Bulletin, Volume 13, Issue 1 (2000).  

Jane has a B.A. from The College of William and Mary (1992), a M.A. from Howard University (1995) and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Michigan (2002).