Nahid Hassani

4th-year Ph.D. student

I am broadly interested in the processes of aesthetic construction and the regulation of artistic expression of the modern subject in Iran during the second half of the nineteenth century.

I would like to examine changes in people’s modes of perception regarding the socio-political functions of aesthetic experiences, trainings, and practices in modern Iran. I also intend to investigate the mediation between art objects and their representations within the sphere of law, as well as the legal practices through which artistic taste is developed.

Before coming to Princeton, I received my BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Isfahan in Iran, and my MFA in Art Writing from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.