Julie Romain is currently a PhD Candidate in Art History and Assistant Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She received her BA (1995) in Art History at UC, San Diego, an MA (2001) in Humanities at the University of Chicago, and a second MA in Art History at UCLA in 2007. Her main areas of focus are South and Southeast Asian art and Buddhist art. She is presently working on her dissertation, which centers on Indian temple sculpture and courtly culture of the seventh to ninth century. Her most recent publication is “Art and Identity in the ‘Sanskrit Cosmopolis’” (Proceedings from the Conference on Early Indian Influences in Southeast Asia, Institute for Southeast Asia Studies, Singapore, forthcoming 2011).