Kristýna is a DPhil candidate in Oriental Studies at the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East, of the University of Oxford. With the support of the Barakat Grant, she attended the Ottoman Summer School at the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilization during summer 2019.
Her doctoral research project addresses the pictorial representation of architecture in 15th- and 16th-century Ottoman illustrated manuscripts. In 2017, she presented some preliminary conclusions of her research at the Symposia Iranica Conference at the University of Cambridge, and in a paper titled “An Afterglow of Byzantium in Ottoman Illustrated Manuscripts: The Case of the Pictorial Representation of Architecture“, published in Convivum: Exchanges and Interactions in the Arts of Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and the Mediterranean.
In addition to pursuing her doctoral project, Kristýna has been working on Islamic art objects from the collections in the Czech Republic and has published several articles on these.