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Irene Bierman, A.

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Office: 226A Dodd Hall
Phone: (310) 206-6981
Fax: 310-206-4723
E-mail: bierman@humnet.ucla.edu

Mailing Address:

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
308 Charles E Young Dr. North
A210 Fowler Building/Box 951510
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510

Personal Homepage

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UCLA Appointments

Chair, Department of Art History

Research Interests

Architecture and Art of the Near East, Urban History of Near East and Mediterranean

Selected Publications

The author of numerous articles, her recent book, Writing Signs, The Fatimid Public Text was published by University of California Press, and her forthcoming book, Art and Islam is being published by Oxford University Press.


Professor Bierman has received numerous research awards including those from Fulbright and Mellon, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has been a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, D.C. and the Alexander White Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Middle East Studies Association, and on the Executive Committee of the American Research Center in Egypt. She has served on the Editorial Advisory Committee for the journals Muqarnas and the Art Bulletin. At UCLA she has served as Director of the Gustav von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies and been Chair of the Islamic Studies program. Currently she is Chair of the History-Art History Program.

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