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Melody Rodari - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Melody Rodari

Assistant Professor of Art History, College of Communication and Fine Arts | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Assistant Professor of Art History

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Biography

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.

Education (3)

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

Areas of Expertise (3)

Southeast Asian Art Museum Studies Curation

Industry Expertise (3)

Museums and Institutions Fine Art Writing and Editing

Languages (2)

  • Thai
  • English
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