I am currently completing my MA degree in History of Art. My undergraduate degree is in International Relations, and I also have a previous MSc degree in Public Health. Originally, I’m from Germany, but I have lived, worked, and studied in the UK, US, India, and Egypt. I worked for several years in organisational and communication roles before embarking on my art history adventure. I have always loved art, and I have always loved history, so I am beyond thrilled and grateful that I have been able to turn this into my career.
Below, you find some of my relevant completed coursework from the past couple of years. Many of them I joined in person, but some of them were completed online or in a hybrid model due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I strongly believe in the benefits and excitements of lifelong learning, and I hope to be able to join and also teach many more courses and art historical trips in the future.
Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss possible collaborations.
MA Coursework at SOAS (2020-2022)
Art History: Theories & Methods (Pamela Corey) | Contemporary Art & the Global (Pamela Corey) | Discourses of Modern & Contemporary Art in the Middle East & North Africa (Hamid Keshmirshekan) | Indian Art (various teachers) | Islam and the West: Artistic & Cultural Contacts (Anna Contadini) | Arab Painting (Anna Contadini) | Islamic Visual Culture (Simon O’Meara) | Arts of the Islamic Eastern Mediterranean & North Africa in the Period of the Crusades (Scott Redford) | Curating Cultures (Louise Tythacott)
Selected Other Courses: History and Theory
Even before starting my MA journey, I took several courses on the history and material culture of Central and South Asia, and Europe. Here are some of my favourite ones:
Art of the Empire Builders: Timurids, Safavids, Mughals; Asian Art: Cultural Synergies in the Indian Subcontinent (Anita Chowdry, City Lit, London, UK) | Art and Architecture of Ancient India (Arjmand Ahmad, City Lit) | What’s in a Name? Art, Politics & Identity in Contemporary South Asia (Zehra Jumabhoy, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan) | Imagining the Mughals: Art and Politics in South Asia from the Past to the Present (Zehra Jumabhoy and Mehreen Chida-Razvi, Courtauld Institute, London, UK) | Faith, Fashion, Fairy Tales: Contemporary South Asian Art & the Gender Revolution (Zehra Jumabhoy, Courtauld Institute) | The Figural Tradition in Islamic Art: Study trip to the David Collection in Copenhagen (Sussan Babaie, Courtauld Institute) | Illuminating the Middle Ages: Interactions with Manuscripts (Maggie Crosland and Teresa Lane, Courtauld Institute) | Looted Art: An Introduction to Nazi Spoliation, Provenance Research and Restitution (MaryKate Cleary, Courtauld Institute) | Decolonising the Museum: International Perspectives on Colonial Legacies, Representation and Repatriation (MaryKate Cleary, Courtauld Institute) | Highlights of Sicily’s Cross-Cultural Heritage (various tutors, University of Oxford, UK)
Selected Other Courses: Practice
Courses in Persian and Indian miniature painting, illumination, and gilding at the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, London, UK | Geometric pattern construction at Sacred Art of Geometry Studios, Forest Row, UK | Islamic geometry summer school at Alquería de Rosales, Spain | Private tutoring in marquetry and woodwork