Robina Saha

CRCS-20141029-02330102d4e9c43a259_nE-Mail : robinasaha[at]gmail.com

Ruby majored in Art History and Middle Eastern Studies at Oberlin College. She has worked as an editor and contributing writer for several publications including The Wilder Voice and The Oberlin Review. In addition, Ruby worked at the Clarence Ward Art Library and interned at an art gallery in Singapore. Aside from English and her mother-tongue Bengali, Ruby speaks French and Bahasa Indonesia fluently and has studied Arabic and Mandarin. In 2013, Ruby was awarded the Laurine Mack Bongiorno Prize for promising junior art history majors, and she studied Art History and Politics at the University of Paris, where she also carried out research on the newly opened galleries of Islamic art at the Musee du Louvre. At Oberlin, Ruby specialised in Islamic Art History, writing an honours thesis on the politics of the display of Islamic art post-9/11 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Recently, her research interests have shifted to the question of contemporary Islamic art, political street art and alternative media, which she hopes to pursue during her time as a Shansi Fellow in Yogyakarta. In the future, Ruby hopes to pursue her passion for art, language and politics at graduate school and to continue her travels around the world