Yasmine is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, specializing in the arts of the lands of Islam. She recently completed her Master of Arts at SOAS, University of London, in the History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East. Her graduate thesis focuses on the reception and use of Ottoman ceramic dining ware in 16th to early 19th century Britain.
Yasmine employs methods of historiography, post-colonialism, and visual culture studies in her research. Broadly, her research interests include portable objects from Southwest Asia and North Africa, interactions between the so-called East and West, the transmission of ornament, collecting and museology. Yasmine holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in Art History and Psychology (2019) and is currently working as a Research Assistant in Professor Zainab Bahrani’s project Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments.