Laurie Margot Ross

MA '02

Laurie Margot Ross

Laurie Margot Ross is a curator and ethnohistorian of performance and visual culture. Her research focuses on how performing objects interface with evolving Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in South and Southeast Asia. She has organized several panels on Asian performance at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and serves on the board of AAS' Indonesia and Timor Leste Studies Committee. Her first book, "The Encoded Cirebon Mask: Materiality, Flow, and Meaning along Java's Islamic Northwest Coast" was published by Brill (2016) in their series, Studies on Performing Arts & Literature of the Islamicate World.


University of California, Berkeley

PhD - South and Southeast Asian Studies

Berkeley, California


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


New York University

Bachelor of Arts - Individualized Study (Psychology and Performance)

New York, New York

Awards & Distinctions

• Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, Visiting Fellow 2012-2015

• Social Science Research Council Inter-Asia Transregional Research Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2013

• Fulbright-Hays DDRA, 2006

• Fulbright IIE (Islamic Civilization fellow), 2005

• University of California, Townsend-Mellon Discovery Fellow, 2002-2005