Dr. Katherine E. Kasdorf

About Dr. Katherine E. Kasdorf

Dr. Katherine E. Kasdorf is Associate Curator of Arts of Asia and the Islamic World at the Detroit Institute of Arts. She received her Ph.D. in South Asian art history from Columbia University in 2013, completing a dissertation on Hoysala-period (ca. 11th–14th-century) temples in southern India’s Karnataka state. She has published articles on architectural reuse in Hindu and Islamic contexts in South Asia, and on works of Tibetan art at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Additional research interests include historical urbanism and the topographical contexts of South Asian temples, diachronic histories of religious sculpture, and collections history.