I am a curator, writer, and speaker with a specialism in the history and arts of Iran, and am currently the Iran Heritage Foundation Curator for the Iranian Collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
My interests range from the use of English ceramics in 19th-century Iran and shrine culture in Afghanistan to the politics of cataloging and the ethics of collecting.
My writing about my research and other interests appears in a number of publications such as: Hyperallergic, Hali Magazine, the Oxford Review of Books, and Ajam Media Collective.
I also enjoy speaking and teaching, and have provided lectures and courses at The Wallace Collection, the V&A, the Royal Asiatic Society, SOAS, and Sotheby’s, among other places.
In the past, I’ve worked for the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, the Art History Department of the University of Warwick, and for the Turquoise Mountain Foundation in Kabul, and over the course of my studies and work, I’ve been lucky to spend time in Beirut, Damascus, Amman, and Tehran as well.
I currently hold a BA in Persian, an MPhil in Islamic Art with Arabic, and am working towards the completion of a PhD at the University of Oxford, also in Islamic Art, with a focus on shrines in 19th-century Iran and Iraq.