Department of Religious Studies

The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Fri, April 22, 2016 | Dean's Conference Room, Gebauer 3.312

3:00 PM

Kishwar Rizvi is a historian of Islamic Art and Architecture. She has written on representations of religious and imperial authority in Safavid Iran, as well as on issues of gender, nationalism and religious identity in modern Iran and Pakistan. She is the author of The Safavid Dynastic Shrine: History, religion and architecture in early modern Iran (London: British Institute for Persian Studies, I. B. Tauris, 2011) and editor of Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and politics in the twentieth century (University of Washington Press, 2008), which was awarded a Graham Foundation publication grant. She is completing a new book,  The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and mobility in the contemporary Middle East(University of North Carolina Press), for which she was selected as a Carnegie Foundation Scholar. Her current fieldwork includes research in several parts of the Middle East, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Iran.

Sponsored by: South Asia Institute, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Hindi-Urdu Flagship Program and COLA Initiative for Islamic Studies.

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