Earnestine Qiu studies Byzantine art, with a focus on artistic and theological exchanges between Byzantium and Armenia. She is particularly interested in questions of visuality and space.
Qiu holds a B.A. in linguistics and art history from Rutgers University and an M.A. in art history from Tufts University. She has interned at the International Center of Medieval Art and has held positions in curatorial departments at the Morgan Library and Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.