Patricia Blessing is Assistant Professor of Islamic Art History and Archaeology at Princeton University, where she completed her Ph.D. in 2012. Her Rebuilding Anatolia after the Mongol Conquest: Islamic Architecture in the Lands of Rūm, 1240–1330 (Ashgate, 2014) investigates the relationship between patronage, politics, and architectural style after the integration of the region into the Mongol empire. Together with Rachel Goshgarian, she edited Architecture and Landscape in Medieval Anatolia, 1100–1500 (Edinburgh University Press, 2017). Blessing’s current projects focus on fifteenth-century Ottoman architecture, the materiality of building and textiles, and the historiography of Islamic architecture.
Contact: Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University, 105 McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, United States.