Institution: University of Virginia

Position: Associate Director, UVA Tibet Center and Bhutan Initiative


Ariana Maki holds a Ph.D. in Art History with a focus on Buddhist art and specializations in Himalayan and South Asian art, as well as a minor concentration in Islamic art and architecture. She is presently Associate Director of the University of Virginia Tibet Center and Bhutan Initiative, and has taught courses for UVA in Art History and Religious Studies. Ariana served as the Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Bhutan (2019-20) maintains a research affiliation with the National Library and Archives of Bhutan. Ariana’s research interests include the relationships between text, politics and visual representation, the development of Himalayan visual arts, iconography, and the intersections of art and ritual.

Ariana Maki
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