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Nasser Rabbat

Nasser Rabbat is the Aga Khan professor and the director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT. His interests include the history of Islamic architecture, medieval urbanism, modern Arab history, contemporary Arab art and postcolonial criticism. He has published several books, most recently Imarat al-Mudun al-Mayyita (‘The architecture of the dead cities’) (2018); an online book, The Destruction of Cultural Heritage: From Napoléon to ISIS, co-edited with Pamela Karimi, http://we-aggregate.org/project/the-destruction-of-cultural-heritage-from-napoleon-to-isis (2016) and al-Naqd Iltizaman (‘Criticism as commitment’) (2015). He is currently completing a book on the fifteenth-century Egyptian historian al-Maqrizi.

Contact: MIT, Room 10–390, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.


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