Katharine P. Burnett


Position Title
Founding Director, Global Tea Initiative, Associate Professor of Art History, Chinese Art and Culture



Katharine P. Burnett is the Global Tea Initiative’s founding director and an associate professor of Art History. Formerly she served as Director of the Program for East Asian Studies. Her tea research includes the investigations into the development of tea cultures as marked by the production and exchange of tea wares, especially between China and its southwestern neighbors, starting with Vietnam, and before 1700, when steeped tea became the norm.