Ms Ilse Sturkenboom
Lecturer in Iranian Islamic Art History
Ilse joined the School in 2016 as the first Lecturer in Iranian Islamic Art History. Her research concentrates on the arts of the book and painting from Iran and culturally related regions. Before coming to St Andrews, she taught Islamic Art History in Vienna and Bamberg, and was a fellow in Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She did her PhD in Islamic Art History and Archaeology and her MA in Iranian Studies at the University of Bamberg. She holds an MA and a BA degree in Art History from the University of Groningen.
She will teach in the subjects of Islamic art and architecture from Iran, the Middle East, Central Asia, and India and welcomes potential graduate students in these fields.