The Department of Visual Studies presents a virtual research talk for a tenure-stream position in Islamic Art & Architecture:
"Rethinking Islamic Architecture: The Case of the Friday Mosque"
Prof. Ruba Kana'an
November 27, 2020
11 am to 12 pm ET
Online via Zoom
Please contact the DVS Chair's Office via email for Meeting ID & Passcode.
Ruba Kana'an is an Assistant Professor, CLTA in the Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga. Kana’an earned an architectural engineering degree at the University of Jordan, and a master’s degree and PhD in Islamic art and architecture at the University of Oxford. Her professional experience spans the worlds of academia, architectural practice, museums, and community-based art education. She taught various aspects of Islamic art and architecture at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the UK and Canada. In 2007, she pioneered the on-line teaching of Islamic art at Oxford University by developing and teaching Oxford’s first accredited on-line course in Islamic Art and Architecture. Between 2011 and 2017 she worked at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto and was a founding member of the AKM’s leadership team.