I studied Art History (BA) in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Medieval Studies (MA) at Central European University, Budapest before coming to SOAS to study History of Art and Archaeology (MA). In 2012 I was an intern on a project “Illuminating Objects”, researching one object from a group of Spanish lusterware from the Courtauld Institute. I have completed my PhD (SOAS, 2014) on a topic of Islamic enamelled glass and its connections with Byzantium and Venice. Since 2014, I have been teaching as a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, specializing in topic such as Art and architecture of the Islamic world, Cross-cultural dimensions of Islamic material culture, Glass and Ceramics of Islamic lands and Orientalism.
Tanja Tolar is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.