Mira Xenia Schwerda
PhD in History of Art and Architecture and Middle East Studies
Before coming to Harvard, Mira Schwerda earned two MA degrees, from Princeton University in Islamic Art History, and from the University of Tübingen in Modern History, Iranian Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.She has published several articles, including “Death on Display: Mirza Reza Kirmani, Prison Portraiture and the Depiction of Public Executions in Qajar Iran” in: The Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication (Brill), “Iranian Photography: From the Court, to the Studio, to the Street,” in: Mary McWilliams. David J. Roxburgh (eds.), Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th Century Iran, and “Amorous Couples: Depictions of Permitted and Prohibited Love,” in: David J. Roxburgh (ed.), An Album of Artists' Drawings from Qajar Iran, and curated three temporary installations on photographs of Persepolis as well as the photography section for the exhibition “Technologies of the Image” for the Harvard Art Museums.