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Kishwar Rizvi

Kishwar Rizvi an Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture in the History of Art Department. She has written on representations of religious and imperial authority in the art and architecture of Safavid Iran, as well as on issues of gender, nationalism, and religious identity in modern Iran and Pakistan. Rizvi is the author of The Safavid Dynastic Shrine: History, religion, and architecture in early modern Iran and editor of Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and politics in the twentieth century, which was awarded a Graham Foundation publication grant. She is completing a new book, The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and mobility in the contemporary Middle East, for which she was selected as a Carnegie Foundation Scholar.

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