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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, (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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International Journal of Islamic Architecture
Director and Founding Editor Mohammad Gharipour Editors Kıvanç Kılınç and Heather Ferguson Reviews Editors Olga Bush and Burak Erdim Managing Editor Patricia Blessing Associate Editors Angela Andersen, Mehreen Chida-Razvi, Daniel E. Coslett and Emily Neumeier Administrative Coordinator and Assistant Editor Elvan Cobb Assistant Editors Eliana Abu-Hamdi, Hala Auji, Ashley Miller, Alex Seggerman and Abbey Stockstill Editorial Assistants Radha Dalal, Bihter Esener, Ariel Fein and Gabriel Schwake