Sylvia Wu

Biography

Sylvia Wu is a PhD student in Islamic art and architecture. Her research focuses on the visual and material culture associated with Islam during the Mongol Empire, as well as its legacy in the following centuries. Sylvia received her MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University with a thesis on imperial Ottoman silks. She also served as a teaching assistant at NYU’s Art History Department and worked as a research intern in the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.