Dr. Nadia Ali
2008 Ph.D degree at the University of Aix en Provence with a dissertation about the making of Umayyad palatial iconography supervised by Claude Audebert and Yves Porter. Her work reexamines the programs of Qusayr 'Amra, Khirbat al-Mafjar and Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi in light of the craftsmen's logic of practice. She has published articles in Annales islamologiques (n°40, 2006, IFAO, Le Caire), Bulletin Critique des Annales islamologiques (n°22, 2006, IFAO), Antiquité tardive (forthcoming), Bulletin d'études Orientales (forthcoming) and she is currently transforming her Phd into a book that will be published in 2013 by the Presses Universitaires de Paris-La Sorbonne (PUPS). She worked previously as a lecturer in Islamic arts at the University of Aix en Provence (2009-2012) and Paris IV-la Sorbonne (2011-2012). 2008 Aga Khan post-doc Fellow, Harvard University; 2011 Summer Fellow in Byzantine Studies, Dumbarton Oaks Library. Since May 2012 Post-Doc Fellow of the project "Connecting Art Histories in the Museum. The Mediterranean and Asia 400-1650", directed by Gerhard Wolf and Hannah Baader in collaboration with Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Deconstructing the Muslim Self and its Relevance to the Study of Early Islamic Art
Connecting Art Histories in the Museum