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Negar Rokhgar

Visiting Assistant Professor


Negar Rokhgar is an art historian with dual expertise in Early Modern Italian Art and Architecture, as well as the Arts of Islam (7th century to contemporary). At Pratt Institute, she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the History of Art and Design Department. Currently, she is a fellow of the New Foundation for Art History working on her forthcoming book titled “Crossroads of Mobility between Early Modern Tuscany and Persia, 1453-1730,” to be published by Penn State University Press. Furthermore, Negar hosts the weekly webinar series “MAP Forum” for the Medici Archive Project. These webinars serve as a platform for the dissemination of cutting-edge scholarly projects led by experts in the field of early modern history within a global context.

Ph.D.                May 2020, Art History, Rutgers University, Department of Art History

MA                   January 2018, Art History, Rutgers University, New Jersey

BA- MA           February 2011, Islamic Humanities and Art Research, Art University of Tehran, Iran

  • “Meanings beyond Objects: a Case Study of an Anatolian Prayer Rug in a Fifteenth-Century Venetian Painting”, Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief, 15(2) (June 2019, Special Issue Heritage, Islam and the Vernacular), pp. 246-249. DOI. 10.1080/17432200.2019.1590010.
  • “Cross-Cultural Diplomacy: a Safavid Shield in the Medici Armoury” The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 164, No. 1435 (October 2022):968-75.
  • “Gift and Glory: Two Narratives of a Safavid Mission in Venice” in Material Culture Review, June 2024.