Peyvand Firouzeh, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Getty Foundation & American Council of Learned Societies
Peyvand Firouzeh specialises in the art and material culture of the Islamic world, with a focus on early modern Iran and India. She is particularly interested in the interconnections between material culture and socio-political authority, mobility of artistic and religious networks, and patronage of art and architecture. She obtained her BA (2004) and MA (2007) in architecture from the Tehran University of Art in Iran, and her MPhil (2011) and PhD (2015) in the history of art and architecture, and Asian and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Cambridge in England. She was the acting curator of Islamic collections at the British Museum between 2014 and 2015. Prior to coming to the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Firouzeh was a fellow of the program "Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices" (2015–16) at the Forum Transregionale Studien and Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin, where she worked on a project titled "Depicted Legitimacy: Sufi-Sultan Encounters in the Visual and Textual Cultures of South Asia."