ProfileAni Kodzhabasheva (Ани Коджабашева) is a PhD candidate in Art History with a certificate in Comparative Literature. She is trained as an architectural historian with a focus on modernist movements from the nineteenth to the late twentieth century. Ani's dissertation studies architecture's relationship to imperial transformations in the Balkans around the turn of the twentieth century.
Before coming to Columbia, Ani completed an M.St. (with distinction) at Oxford, for which she wrote a thesis on mining facilities in post-industrial West Germany. She has received grants and scholarships from the Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies, the British Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the German Academic Exchange Service, among others. Ani has presented at various conferences on topics including Bauhaus photo books, Elizabeth Bishop's homes in Brazil, and the Berlin TV tower.