Nasser Rabbat

Nasser Rabbat is the Aga Khan Professor and the Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT. An architect and a historian, his scholarly interests include the history and historiography of Islamic architecture, urban history, modern Arab affairs, contemporary Arab art, and post-colonial criticism. He has published more than 100 scholarly articles and six books. His most recent book is al-Naqd Iltizaman: Nazarat fi-l Tarikh wal ‘Uruba wal Thawra (Criticism as Commitment: Viewpoints on History, Arabism, and Revolution) (Beirut, 2015), which deals with the roots and consequences of the “Arab Spring.” He regularly contributes to a number of Arabic newspapers and consults with international design firms on projects in the Islamic World.