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Name
  
Zainab Bahrani


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Born
  
1962
Baghdad, Iraq

Occupation
  
professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Education
  
New York University Institute of Fine Arts (1989)

Awards
  
Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada

Books
  
Rituals of war, The Infinite Image: Art - Time and, Women of Babylon, The Graven Image: R, Modernism and Iraq

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Zainab Bahrani (Arabic: زينب البحرانى ‎‎) (born 1962) is an Iraqi professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology at Columbia University.

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Career

A native of Baghdad, Iraq, she was educated in Europe and the United States. She received her Master of Arts and doctoral degrees (Ph.D. 1989) in art history and archeology from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts.

Prior to her appointment at Columbia University, Bahrani taught at the University of Vienna in Austria, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and was a curator in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Near Eastern Antiquities Department from 1989 to 1992.

She was Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford for 2010–11.

On May 25, 2004, Bahrani was appointed to work with the Coalition Provisional Authority as Senior Consultant for Culture. She has stated that her objective will be to continue the reconstruction of the Iraq National Museum and the Iraq National Library and to identify new opportunities for training and study abroad.

Books

Dr. Bahrani has written four books:

  • The Infinite Image: Art, Time and the Aesthetic Dimension in Antiquity
  • Rituals of War: The Body and Violence in Mesopotamia, New York (2008), ISBN 978-1-890951-84-9
  • The Graven Image: Representation in Babylonia and Assyria, University of Pennsylvania Press (2003), ISBN 0-8122-3648-3
  • Women of Babylon: Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia, Routledge (2001), ISBN 0-415-21830-6
  • References

    Zainab Bahrani Wikipedia


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