Area of Concentration: 12-14th century Eastern Mediterranean
Faculty Advisor: Heather Badamo
M.A. Thesis: "Armeno-Muslim cultural interactions in late twelfth- and early thirteenth-century Anatolia: kumbets and the cross-cultural transmission of architectural knowledge" (Central European University, Budapest, completed 2017)
Anahit Galstyan is a first year Ph.D. student in the History of Art & Architecture Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Anahit’s research focuses on Christian-Islamic interactions in medieval Anatolia as manifested in the transculturation and the transmission of architectural knowledge.
Anahit received her M.A. in Comparative History with a specialization in Medieval Studies from Central European University and her B.A. in The History and Theory of Armenian Art from Yerevan State University.