Tenth Annual International Graduate Student Workshop


Paper Title: ‘Mirror, Mirror on the Wall’: A Cross-Cultural Study of Mirrors as Apotropaic and Divinatory Objects among the Armenians, Byzantines and Seljuks of Medieval Anatolia

Apr 26, 2019 — Apr 27, 2019
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
College Fellow

I am an art historian of the visual and material cultures of the medieval Islamic world, with a special interest in Armenian, Byzantine, and Persian-Islamic artistic exchange and cultural encounters in medieval Anatolia, the South Caucasus, and the Eastern Mediterranean. I teach medieval Mediterranean and Islamic art in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University. My research interests also include the collection and display of Islamic art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the history of sports, environmental studies, digital art history, visualization, and game studies.