Melody Rodari received her B.A. and M.A. in art history and museum studies from Boston University, and her Ph.D. in art history from UCLA. Prior to coming to LMU, she was curator of Asian art at the Norton Simon Museum. Dr. Rodari is currently the Bulletin Editor for the American Council for Southern Asian Art and Content Editor for Smarthistory at the Khan Academy. Her research investigates the development and evolution of Buddhist art in Southeast Asia with focus on modern and contemporary Buddhistvisual culture in Thailand. Dr. Rodari's work also examines the history of collecting and display of South and Southeast Asian art in American and European museums. Her writing has been published by the National Art Education Association, Pearson, Yale University Press and Oxford University Press. Dr. Rodari has received various grants including a Henry Luce Foundation fellowship and Andrew W. Mellon fellowship.
Boston University: B.A., Art History & Museum Studies
Boston University: M.A., Art History & Museum Studies 2004
University of California, Los Angeles: Ph.D., Art History 2010
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