Alexandria Brown-Hedjazi, M.A.

Doctoral Fellow, Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Alexandria is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History at Stanford University. She specializes in early modern art and architecture of the Mediterranean basin and eastern Islamicate world, with a particular focus on the arts of Italy and Iran. She joins the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz as the 2021-2023 Samuel H. Kress Institutional Fellow. Alexandria is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, as well as the Henry A. Millon Award in Art and Architectural History from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Her research has been supported by the Hoover Institution, the American Association of Iranian Studies, and the Mellon Foundation. She has curated two exhibitions on the theme of cross-cultural early modern exchange. At the Cantor Arts Center, Alexandria directed the first exhibition on Persian art in Crossing the Caspian: Persia and Europe, 1500-1700. She also curated an online exhibition on Islamic mapping practices at the David Ramsey Map Center in her show Mapping the Islamic World: the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires. She received her BA from the University of California Berkeley, and her MA from Harvard University with Distinction. 

  • Global Renaissance
  • Islamic Art
  • Italian Painting
  • Material History
  • Cross-Cultural Exchange
  • Diplomatic Studies
  • Seventeenth-Century Art
  • Fresco Painting
  • Textiles
  • Architectural Ornament
  • Fortification Technology

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