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Shabout, Nada M.

Professor, College of Visual Arts and Design
University of North Texas

Nada Shabout University of North Texas, Department of Art Education and Art History, College of Visual Arts and Design: Professor of Art History (2014-Present); Associate Professor of Art History (2008-2014); Director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative (2008-Present); Assistant Professor of Art History (2002-2008). University of Jordan, College of Arts and Design: Visiting Associate Professor (Fall 2008). MIT History, Theory and Criticism: Visiting Assistant Professor (Spring 2008). Education: M.A., Ph.D., Humanities, art history and criticism, University of Texas at Arlington, 1999; BFA, UT Arlington, 1988; Graduate Studies, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, 1985-1986; B.S.Arch., UT Arlington 1984; Architecture Program, New York Institute of Technology 1980-1982. Service to Profession: MESA: Program Committee, 2017, 2010; Nominating Committee, 2015. Other Service: Founding president of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA), 2007-present; Board member, The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII), 2013-Present; project director, Modern ArtIraq Archive 2011-Present; Consulting (Founding) Director, Research at Mathaf Doha 2012-2014; editorial committee, Middle East Research and Information Project 2010-2016. Awards and Grants Received NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants: The Open Modern Art Collection of Iraq, 2009; Fulbright Senior Scholar Program, Jordan 2007-2008; The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) fellow, 2006, 2007. Publications Books: Modern Art of the Arab World: Primary Documents, the International Program at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2017 (co-eds Lenssen and Rogers); New Vision: Arab Art in the 21st Century, Thames & Hudson, 2009 (co-eds Mikdadi); Modern Arab Art: Formation of Arab Aesthetics, University of Florida Press, 2007. Selected Chapters: “Whose Space is it?” (IJMES) roundtable, production of public space. IJMES 46(1) – February 2014; “Bifurcations of Iraq's Visual Culture,” in Nadje al-Ali et al, eds, We are All Iraqis: Aesthetics and Politics in a Time of War, Syracuse University Press 2012; “Images and Status: Visualizing Iraqi Women,” in Faegheh Shirazi, ed., Muslim Women in War and Crisis: from Reality to Representation, University of Texas Press 2010; “Preservation of Iraqi Modern Heritage in the Aftermath of the US Invasion of 2003,” in Levin and King, eds., An anthology on Ethics in the Art World, Allworth Press 2006. Exhibition: Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art (co-curated), Interventions: A dialogue between the Modern and the Contemporary, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, 2010. Modernism and Iraq, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, 2009 (with Bahrani); Dafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, 2005-2009.

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PhD1999HumanitiesU of Texas, Arlington
Nada M. Shabout

College of Visual Arts and Design
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle,# 305100
Denton, TX
United States

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