Anna Marazuela Kim
At the Institute, Anna Kim is the lead scholar advancing research on the role of the arts and aesthetics in cultivating civic agency and urban revitalization for the Thriving Cities Project. She writes and lectures on the history of our complex relation to images and their continuing ethical challenge, from Plato to the digital age. She received her PhD in art and architectural history from the University of Virginia and trained as a philosopher at Brown University, where she was a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities. Between graduate studies, she worked on a variety of projects focused on civil rights and education in the U.S., Latin America and post-Soviet Ukraine.
Currently Anna Kim is the 2015-16 Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where she will assist their Research Forum in launching a new initiative that brings the significance of art and art history to a wider audience through public-facing debates.