Dr Kim is a Cultural Advisor, Historian and Researcher working at the intersection of theory and practice across institutes of advanced study, universities, museums and industry internationally. She is based in London, UK, where she is Director of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships for the Centre for Conscious Design, an international think tank, Senior Researcher for Futurecity, a global placemaking agency, and member of the Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement at London Metropolitan University.
For over a decade, Anna has been a member of multidisciplinary institutes of advanced study in the US, UK and Europe, advancing research, projects and public-facing discourse on subjects of critical and contemporary concern. These include art and terrorism; monuments and the culture wars; the public role of museums in the wake of crisis; and the place of arts and culture in fostering human thriving.
Anna holds a B.A. in intellectual history from the University of Notre Dame and was Andrew Mellon Fellow in the Humanities during PhD studies in philosophy under Martha Nussbaum. She received her Ph.D. in art and architectural history from the University of Virginia in 2014, supported by Philip Francis du Pont Fellowships, the Society of Fellows, a Jefferson Scholars’ Dissertation-year Fellowship, and departmental and national research and travel grants. During her graduate studies, Anna was an invited member of UVa’s interdisciplinary Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture, where she continues to be an Associate of the Thriving Cities Lab; a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows; and member of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Global Humanities and Cultures. In addition, she was a summer Fellow of the National Humanities Center (NC) and the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin; U.S. Graduate Representative to the International Congress of Historians of Art; and member of a UK-US research team of scholars and curators advancing studies of iconoclasm, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.
Recent academic positions include Andrew Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London; Fellow of the Free University, Berlin, funded by the DFG; Associate Fellow of King’s College Centre for Strategic Communications; and Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at University College London.