Shirine Hamadeh

Associate Professor of Art History
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M. Arch. in Urban Design, Rice University
B.Arch. American University of Beirut
713-348-3796
122 Herring Hall

Research Areas

Early modern and modern Ottoman cities and architecture; global modernities; public culture and public spaces; the urban underworld; Ottoman-Mughal-Safavid artistic connections; Ottoman-European encounters.

Shirine Hamadeh is Associate Professor of Art History at Rice University. She completed her Ph.D. at MIT in History, Theory and Criticism and is the author of The City’s Pleasures: Istanbul in the Eighteenth Century (Seattle and London: The University of Washington Press, 2007), which appeared in Turkish in 2010, with İletişim Press. She has published in Muqarnas, The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Turcica and various edited volumes, and is currently working on a book project titled Istanbul City of Bachelors: An Urban History from Below, and coediting Early Modern Istanbul, a Brill Companion Series volume. She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including a Chaire at the Institut d'études de l'Islam et des sociétés du monde musulman, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), in Paris (2016), a NEH-ARIT Fellowship (2010) and a Getty Research Foundation Grant (2005-06), and held the Alfred H. Howell Visiting Chair in History at the American University of Beirut in 2010-2011. Her areas of interest are in early modern and modern Ottoman cities and architecture; global modernities; public culture and public spaces; the urban underworld; Ottoman-Mughal-Safavid artistic connections; Ottoman-European encounters.