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Glaire Anderson


University of Edinburgh


Al-Andalus, North Africa, medieval Mediterranean, Islamic Arts & Visual Culture, Islamic Archaeology Medieval Islamic Studies

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Glaire D. Anderson is Senior Lecturer in Islamic Art at the University of Edinburgh, having previously been Associate Professor of Islamic Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2006-2018. She is author of The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia: Aristocratic Estates and Court Culture in Umayyad Córdoba (Ashgate, 2013). She is co-editor (with Mariam Rosser-Owen and Corisande Fenwick) of The Aghlabids and Their Neighbors: Art and Material Culture in Ninth-Century North Africa (Brill, 2017) and Revisiting al-Andalus: Perspectives on the Material Culture of Islamic Iberia and Beyond (Brill, 2007). She received her PhD from the History, Theory & Criticism of Architecture/Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT and has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the College Art Association, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the Society of Architectural Historians.


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