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My research interests revolve around the material culture of Central Asia in the first millennium CE. My doctoral dissertation “Interweaving Steppe and State with Silk: the Age of the Polychrome Kaftan in Late Antique Central Eurasia” investigates the emergence, development and sustained consumption of a peculiar garment type across the vastly different socio-political landscapes of Eurasia from ca. 400-1000.
I received a BA in Art History and a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati (2011) and my MA with distinction from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (2013). From 2014-2015 I was a DAAD Gastdoktorandin at the Seminar für Orientalische Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. This year I am based in St. Petersburg, Russia for dissertation research and in the upcoming 2017-2018 year I will be an Art History Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
- History of Art and Visual Studies