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

Cristin McKnight Sethi is a curator, educator, and writer. Her research and teaching interests focus on South Asia and include the study of textiles and folk 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 California College of the Arts and Colorado College and is currently an assistant professor of Art History at George Washington University. She has also 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.

Her current exhibition, Handmade: Creating Textiles in South Asia at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., brings together historical textiles from the museum’s collection in conversation with contemporary works by artists in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. Cristin's current book project, The Art and Craft of Embroidery in Punjab, examines gender, labor, and embroidery in pre- and post-Partition South Asia.