Middle East Studies
Rhea Stark

Rhodes Scholar Rhea Stark '18.5 invested in decolonial futures in academia and museums

Brown graduate Rhea Stark is reading for an MPhil in Islamic Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Her current research considers intercommunal relations, transcultural aesthetics, and the influence of British imperialism during the Qajar period through a corpus of multilingual ketubot (Jewish marriage contracts) produced by a community of crypto-Jews in nineteenth-century Mashhad, Iran. In her work as a curator and art historian, she is invested in working towards decolonial futures in academia and museums.