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Humaira Hossain

MA 2020, Art History


Humaira Hossain joined the PhD program in art history at the University of Illinois Chicago. For her doctoral study she will study the works of the modern and contemporary South Asian painters. She wants to track the cultural, social, and political consciousness of an aspiring nation in the works of modern Bangladeshi painters; before and after the turbulent time of war for independence in 1971. Her research work aims to contribute to our collective understanding of artistic interventions in manifesting geopolitical identity.

Humaira graduated with BA in art history from the University of Dhaka in 2017 and MA in art history from Louisiana State University in 2020. At LSU, Humaira wrote her MA thesis about art patronage by Indian Maharajas between the two world wars. Upon graduating from LSU, she worked at George Washington University Textile Museum as a Curatorial and Social Media Intern.