Hyunjin Cho is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Boston University, where she specializes in visual cultures of the Islamic world. Her dissertation examines the sociopolitical significance of illustrated Shahnama manuscripts from nineteenth-century Iran and argues that these objects serve as key expressions of identity and power during that period of modernization. Her research has been supported by several awards, including BU’s Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship and travel grants from BU’s Pardee School of Global Studies. In the 2020-2021 academic year, she will continue her archival research by visiting libraries and museums in Europe, the Caucasus, and India. Prior to her doctoral studies, she held positions and internships at the Boston University Art Galleries, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Asian Art, Wesleyan University’s Davison Art Center, and the Queens Museum of Art in New York. She holds a B.A. in Art History and Economics from Wesleyan University and an M.A. from Boston University.
The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the seventh annual class of the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Full bios for the fourteen doctoral students in this year’s cohort linked here. Since 2014 and with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCL has provided ... Read More >