Dr Thalia Kennedy is an art historian and lecturer. She completed her PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Her field of expertise is architecture of the Muslim world, with a particular focus on the sultanateinfo-icon era in South Asia. Her most recent research has explored the diverse architectural styles and forms of this era in the Subcontinent, and the social and historical settings of the buildings from that time.


A regular lecturer and tutor to both students and the wider public, Thalia has taught undergraduate students at the School of Oriental and African Studies, lectured for the National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies and the National Art Collection Fund, and presented her research at an international level. Her academic interests and fieldwork have taken her to destinations throughout the Indian Sub-continent, Iran and the Middle East. She has also been an advisor on wider educational and historical projects, including editing material for the British Library's on-line Oriental and India Office Collection.

Dr Kennedy is currently a Visiting Lecturer and tutor at The Institute of Ismaili Studies and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.