Ph.D. Candidate Ahmed Abdelazim was awarded the Gerda Henkel Ph.D. fellowship award for his dissertation “Operating through dichotomies: Discourses on the ‘Islamic’ in Egypt’s architecture from 1967 to 2013.” Ahmed’s research examines how society produced and consumed the “Islamic” by focusing on the narratives associated with “Islamic” visual and material representation. The award offers a full year of support and covers travel expenses. The Gerda Henkel Foundation was established in June 1976 by Lisa Maskell in memory of her mother, Gerda Henkel. The Foundation provides financial support for research in the historical humanities; archeology, art history, and historical Islamic studies. For more on the award, click here.