Cristin McKnight Sethi | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Cristin McKnight Sethi

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Visiting Faculty
MA, University of Texas at Austin
PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Cristin McKnight Sethi holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley (2015) and a Master’s in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin (2008).

Her research and teaching interests focus on South and Southeast Asia and include the study of textiles and vernacular art, the intersection of gender and practices of making, networks of circulation and exchange, and histories of colonialism and British imperialism. McKnight Sethi has taught at the California College of the Arts, Colorado College, and the Corcoran School of Art and Design at George Washington University where she is currently an assistant professor of Art History (on leave 2021-22).

She has held curatorial and research positions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the UCLA Fowler Museum, the Asian Art Museum San Francisco, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Cristin's current book project examines gender, labor, and hand embroidery in Punjab during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.