Courtney Lesoon

Courtney Lesoon earned her Bachelor of Arts in the History of Art with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies from College of the Holy Cross in May 2012. Following graduation, she served as a 2012-2013 Fulbright Grantee to the United Arab Emirates where her research concerned contemporary art and emerging cultural institutions in the UAE. In April of 2015, Courtney earned Master of Arts in Modern Middle Eastern & North African Studies from the University of Michigan where her thesis concerned an 18th-century Damascus Room and its acquisition as a collected interior in the United States. Before arriving at MIT, Courtney also worked as a Research Assistant in the Art of the Middle East Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).