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Kate Justement

Second Year

I received a BA in History and Anthropology with a minor in Classics in 2015 at Auburn University. During my time at Auburn and after graduation I worked as an intern at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and Archives of American Art as well as at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Islamic Art Department. While at the Met, my work with the Ernst Herzfeld papers and my research for my senior thesis on American archaeologist, William Arthur Shelton, influenced my interests in the art and archeology of the Near East and Anatolia during the first and second millennia BCE. At ISAW, I am eager to investigate the multitude of widespread, influential interactions and encounters between the Near East and Anatolia, and how they precipitated change and the exchange of ideas and cultural trends, especially in visual and material culture. I will also further pursue my interests in curatorial work while at ISAW and will gain more hands-on experience with collections through both fieldwork and exhibition work.