Julian Chehirian

Graduate Student

My dissertation project traces the emergence of art-making as a form of psychological therapy across the 20th century. It studies the entwinement of psycho-scientific and artistic practices in varying efforts to use creative expression to access and heal the psyche. 

In my public history practice, such continuities between knowledge production and artistic production are similarly operative. I stage exhibitions to convey scholarly research to broad audiences—hybridizing historical, ethnographic, artistic and curatorial methodologies. 

I was previously a Fulbright Researcher in Bulgaria, a Fellow at the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton, and a Visiting Researcher at the American Research Center in Sofia. Prior to that, I received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from American University.

Year of Study
Fifth Year
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