HOMA TAJ after filming Mark diSuvero’s Wintertime (Private Collection, Nantucket) for STEELY EYED SAMURAI (IMDb:, May 2014


A Selection of Invited Lectures & Curatorial Projects:

“The Riddle of the Barnes Foundation,” Nantucket Historical Association, September 2007

“The Great Blockbuster (1931) at the Royal Academy of Art,” State of the Art, collecting art and national formation c. 1800-2000 Conference, National Maritime Museum, London, UK, July 17-19, 2007

Organizer, & Co-convener with Dr. Marius Kwint, Comparative Museology Conference, “Museum formation in China, the Middle East, the Balkans and in Diaspora,” Department of History of Art, Oxford University, UK, June 8, 2007

Moderator, “The Foundational History of Museums in Developing Countries, ”Graduate Seminars , University of Oxford, UK

“National Museum of Afghanistan: An aesthetic history,” One Book One Island (Afghan Awareness Season), Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, USA, March 25, 2007

“Nationalist Cultural Policy and Museum Formation, a Comparative View,” History of Collecting Seminars, Department of Art History – University of Oxford, UK, February 14, 2007

“Musing the Nation: Creation of Museums in the Middle east (1878-1941),” Academic Seminars Series, St. Catherine’s College – University of Oxford, UK, January, 2007

“Nationalism and Formation of Museums,” Middle Eastern Studies Graduate Seminars – University of Oxford, UK, Spring 2006

Convener of Departmental Seminars, Department of History of Art, University of Oxford, UK, Trinity, 2003

Curator – Rolande Guillosou, Alliance Française – Boston, MA, 2001

*Created Limited-Edition Artist’s Book with Celebrated French Poet Robert Marteau & Documentary Filmmaker Maria Reggiani


Arts-on-the-Point Sculpture Park – University of Massachusetts Boston

Researcher – Grant Proposal Research : National Endowment for Humanities, 1999- 2000

Harvard University Fine Arts Library – Boston, MA

Academic Assistant – Visual Collections, 1997- 1999