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Kaitlin Emmanuel


Kaitlin holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley (2011) and a M.A. in Asian Studies from Cornell University (2017). Her work draws on postcolonial theory, cosmopolitanism, and comparative modernities to examine how socio-political legacies condition art making, particularly in studies of global modernism, nationalism and the subaltern. Under the PhD program in Art History at Cornell, she extends this analysis to her experience working with and researching the Sri Lanka avant-garde. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked in various curatorial and editorial positions for cultural organizations, including Raking Leaves (Colombo), Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design (Jaffna), Aga Khan Museum (Toronto), and Musée du Louvre (Paris), among others.