The Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI has named Orna Tsultem to a new endowed chair at the school, the Edgar and Dorothy Fehnel Chair in International Studies.

The tenure-track position, rare for an art and design school in the United States, resides in Herron’s art history program and focuses on international and/or transnational visual culture.

Tsultem most recently served at the University of Iceland, where she was an assistant professor and also served as co-chair of the Mongolia Initiative Program at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to that she served as professor at Yonsei University in South Korea and the National University of Mongolia.

Tsultem has been published extensively in the United States and internationally and has curatorial experience in addition to her teaching background. She has earned several fellowships including the John W. Kluge Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and she has won the American Council of Learned Societies/Robert H. N. Ho Foundation collaborative research award.

Tsultem received a Bachelor of Arts from the Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest in Hungary as well as a Bachelor of Arts and a master’s degree from the University of Arts and Culture in Mongolia. She earned a doctorate in East Asian and Himalayan art history from the University of California, Berkeley.

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