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Islamic Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2020

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Courcoula, Alexandra, "Negotiating Greek Identity: The Benaki Collection of Islamic Art: 1900–2004" (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Fein, Ariel, "'The Most Wondrous of Man-Made Works': George of Antoch's Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio and the Arab-Christian Community of Norman Sicily" (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Guermazi, Iheb, "Sufi Readings of Art: From Ivan Agueli to Seyyed Hossein Nasr" (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Halsted, Lyla, "The Evil of the Eye: Talismans and Therapy in Medieval Islam" (IFA/NYU, B. Flood)

Malas, Khaled, "'Assembled, Proven, and Blessed Talismans Against All Maladies’: A Corpus of Magico-Medicinal Bowls Dated 580/1184–5 Bearing the Image of the Kaaba" (IFA/NYU, B. Flood)

Malle, Guillaume, "Furniture for the Afterlife: Cenotaphs inside Funerary Architecture in the Islamic Lands (XIIth–XIVth Centuries)" (IFA/NYU, B. Flood)

Manohar, Mohit, "The City of Gods and Fortune: An Architectural and Urban History of Daulatabad, 13th–15th Centuries" (Yale University, S. Kaligotla)

Unluonen, Selin, "Pictures as Mirrors for Shah Tahmasp: How Manuscript Paintings Shaped Court Culture in Early Modern Iran" (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Ziaii-Bigdeli, Layah, "Materiality, Foodways and the Construction of Elite Cultural Identity in the Late Antique and Early Islamic Iranian World (3rd–10th century CE)" (University of California, Irvine, M. Canepa)