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Ali Asgar Alibhai

Ali Asgar Alibhai

Assistant Professor — Art History

Scholar of the histories and cultures of Muslim societies with research pertaining to the medieval Maghrib, Mediterranean, and South Asia which combines the study of textual and historical studies with art and architectural history.

ATC 2.706

Professional Preparation

PhD - Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations - Arabic and Islamic Studies and the Cultures and Histories of Muslim Societies
Harvard - 2018
MA - Medieval Studies
Southern Methodist University - 2008

Research Areas

Islamic Art and Architectural History
Fatimid Studies
Islamic Studies
Medieval Islamic World
Medieval Islamic Sicily


A tale of two port cities : Al-Mahdiyya, Palermo, and the timber trade of the medieval Mediterranean ; Příběh dvou přístavních měst : Mahdia, Palermo a obchod se dřevem ve středověkém Středomoří 2023 - Journal Article
Bell-lamp of Oran from the Perspective of Art History 2019 - Other
Bell-lamp of Oran from the Perspective of Cultural History 2019 - Encyclopedia Entry
Through the Eyes of Jūdhar: Reconstructing the Tenth-Century World of a Fatimid Chamberlain 2018 - Other
From sound to light: The changing symbolism of bells in Medieval Iberia in Christian and Muslim contexts 2008 - Other
The Reverberations of Santiago's Bells in Reconquista Spain 2008 - Journal Article