Keelan Overton

Keelan Overton
Visiting Lecturer

Office Location

Arts 1262



Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
M.A. Williams College, 2004
B.A. James Madison University, 2001



Keelan Overton (PhD, UCLA, 2011) is an Independent Scholar and art historian specializing in the eastern Islamic world from Iran to India. Her recent book is the edited volume Iran and the Deccan: Persianate Art, Culture, and Talent in Circulation, 1400-1700 (Indiana University Press, 2020). In fall 2021, she was a Getty Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, where she worked on her book in progress titled Iran Unglazed: Local, National, and Global Histories of Persian Tilework. She is currently preparing a virtual exhibition/website on the Emamzadeh Yahya at Varamin and teaching seminars on Persian architecture.