Meghen Jones

Assistant Professor, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

Meghen Jones is an historian of Japanese art with a focus on ceramics, modern craft, and art in transnational perspective. She holds an MA in Industrial, Interior, and Craft Design from Musashino Art University and a PhD in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University. She has received fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the Korea Foundation, and the Japanese Ministry of Education and was Teaching Fellow in Japanese Studies at Earlham College and Visiting Researcher at the Crafts Gallery of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Meghen was a Robert and Lisa Sainsbury fellow at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures from September 2013 to August 2014 and is currently Assistant Professor of Art History at the New York State College of Ceramics of Alfred University. Her current projects include a book manuscript on the ceramics of Tomimoto Kenkichi as well as the publication of essays developed from the Sainsbury Institute workshop she organised, Ceramics, Art and Cultural Production in Modern Japan.