Talinn Grigor, Co-founder: Researcher (art historian)

Talinn Grigor, Professor of Art History (Chair of Art History Program at University of California, Davis. Expertise in Modern and Contemporary Global Architecture, Critical and Postcolonial Theory). Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.Arch., University of Southern California

Talinn Grigor’s research concentrates on the cross-pollination of visual culture and global politics and historiography, focused on Iran and India. She received her Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005. Her books include Building Iran: Modernism, Architecture, and National Heritage under the Pahlavi Monarchs (2009); Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the Studio (2014); and Persian Kingship and Architecture: Strategies of Power in Iran from the Achaemenids to the Pahlavis, with Sussan Babaie (2015). Her articles have appeared in the Art Bulletin, Getty Journal, Third Text, Future Anterior, and Iranian Studies among others. Past grants consist of CASVA’s Ittleson fellow at the National Gallery of Art, postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute, Social Science Research Council fellow, Mellon fellow at Cornell University, Aga Khan at MIT among others.