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Abigail Lapin Dardashti
Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY
Program: Art History

Areas of research: Major: Latin American Art; Minor: Architecture

Research interests: Abigail Lapin Dardashti specializes in Postwar Latin American and African Diasporic art. Her dissertation, entitled "Politics, Religion, and Modernity in Transnational Afro-Brazilian Art, 1961-1988" explores the central role of the visual arts in redefining Brazilian blackness through exchange with West Africa and the United States. Her work has been funded by Fulbright, the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the CUNY Graduate Center, and was recently published in the peer-reviewed journals "Public Art Dialogue" and "Diálogo." She has served as a research fellow at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and has curated exhibitions at Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, and BRIC Arts, New York.

Previous education: B.A., New York University; M.A., The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU