Huajie (Catherine) Fan
Huajie (Catherine) Fan is a first-year doctoral student studying medieval Buddhist art with Professor Dorothy Wong. Before joining UVA in 2022, Catherine graduated from SOAS University of London with an MA in History of Art and Archaeology. The master's thesis at SOAS, entitled "An Iconological Study of the Uṣṇīṣavijayā Cult in Dunhuang," explored different stages of the Uṣṇīṣavijayā cult in Dunhuang from the eighth to thirteenth century to reveal distinctive localized development of this cult. For undergraduate studies, Catherine graduated from Agnes Scott College with a bachelor's degree in Art History, minoring in Asian Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in 2020.