PhD: History and Philosophy of Art, University of Kent, 2015
MA: Art History, George Washington University, 2010
BA: Art History; Dance Performance, Birmingham-Southern College, 2007
Professor Amirkhani arrived as a Professorial Lecturer in Modern and Global Contemporary Art History at American University in the fall of 2018. She obtained her PhD in the History and Philosophy of Modern European Art at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom in 2015, and has published scholarly articles and exhibition catalogue essays on a diverse range of material including: the interwar art of Francis Picabia; the British conceptual art group Art & Language; the Serbian art activists Grupa Spomenik; and the Crow artist Wendy Red Star. Dr. Amirkhani has also organized exhibitions for the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, The Berry Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, and STABLE Studios in Washington, DC. Before accepting her current appointment, Professor Amirkhani was an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and curatorial positions at The Royal Academy in London and The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.