Ahmed Abdelazim

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate

Email: abdelazim@wisc.edu

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Education
B.Sc. Misr International University/Universität Liechtenstein, 2010
M.A. Arab and Islamic Civilizations, American University of Cairo, 2014
M.A. Anthropology, American University Cairo, 2018

Biography
Ahmed is a doctoral candidate studying Islamic art & architecture with a focus on 20th-century architecture in the Middle East. His dissertation examines the architecture in Egypt from 1967 to 2013. It explores how society produced and consumed architecture by focusing on the narratives associated with “Islamic” architecture.

Ahmed received a joint BSc in Architecture from Misr International University (MIU) and Universität Liechtenstein, 2010. He completed his first MA in Arab and Islamic Civilizations at the American University of Cairo (AUC) in 2014. In 2018 he earned his second MA in Anthropology also from AUC. Ahmed currently holds the Gerda Henkel Ph.D. fellowship, which funds his current research in Egypt.

Primary Advisor(s):
Jennifer Pruitt

Courses
AH 305: History of Islamic Art & Architecture
AH 403: From Pyramids to Minarets to Satellite Dishes: Cairo’s Art & Architecture