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Curator - Islamic Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met is seeking an established and experienced scholar in the art and architecture of the Islamic world between 650-1250 C.E., with a good knowledge of Arabic as a language and of historical, literary, and documentary sources in Arabic, as well as a broad view of Arabic-speaking cultures and networks of exchange that includes the Western Mediterranean, parts of Africa and the wider Indian Ocean throughout history to the present.

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Letter protesting ongoing mistreatment of Moroccan scholar, Prof. Maati Monjib

Our letter to the King of Morocco and governing authorities protesting the ongoing harassment of and punitive measures against the prominent historian and human rights activist, Dr. Maati Monjib. Most recently, on 1 March 2023, he was suspended, without pay, from his position as professor of History at the Mohammed V University in Rabat. This is our fourth letter decrying the mistreatment of this scholar and activist.

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Letter regarding poisonings at girls’ schools and women’s dormitories

Our letter to Iranian authorities to condemn the persistent and widespread attacks by poisoning at girls' schools and women's college dormitories and call for an impartial and transparent investigation into their origins and bring the perpetrators to justice. From the initial attacks in November 2022 until today, more than 7000 students from across the country have been impacted and a climate of fear and insecurity prevails.

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Letter protesting the ongoing incarceration of Professor Awad al-Qarni

Our letter to Saudi authorities protesting the ongoing incarceration of Prof. Awad al-Qarni, the well-known reformist cleric and legal scholar, as well as Dr. Salman al-Audah, Ali al-Omari and Hassan al-Maliki, and calling for their immediate release. We oppose, as well, the prosecutor's request that Prof. al-Qarni be sentenced to death.

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