|Occupation||Professor of History of Art|
|Institutions||The University of Michigan|
Christiane Gruber is a Professor at the University of Michigan.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Christiane Gruber is a professor of History of Art at the University of Michigan. Her interest lies in the fields of Islamic arts especially the paintings of Prophet Muhammad. Professor Christiane Gruber also likes to study about the Persian and Turkic book arts.
Education[edit | edit source]
- PhD (Islamic Art History), University of Pennsylvania, 2005
- Master of Arts, (Islamic Architecture), University of Pennsylvania, 2001
- Bachelor of Arts (Art History), Princeton University, 1998
Career[edit | edit source]
- Professor & Chair, University of Michigan (2019-Present)
- Professor & Associate Chair, University of Michigan (2018-2019)
- Associate Professor, University of Michigan Spring (2011-2018)
- Visiting Professor, Sorbonne University, Paris (2012-2013)
- Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Indiana University, Bloomington, (2005-2011)
Academic Activities[edit | edit source]
- External expert reviewer, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, (2019-Present)
- Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Islamic Architecture, (2018-Present)
- Member, Scientific committee, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University (2015-2017)
- Guest lecture and lead discussant at “Medieval Ascension Narratives in Islamic and European Traditions,” Centre for Medieval Literature and the David Collection, Copenhagen, 2017.
Books[edit | edit source]
- Osmanli Islam Sanatında Tapinma ve Tilsim, Yapı Kredi Publications, 2020
- The Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Texts and Images, Indiana University Press, 2019
- The Ilkhanid Book of Ascension: A Persian-Sunni Devotional Tale, I.B. Tauris and British Institute for Persian Studies, 2010
Articles[edit | edit source]
- The Prophet Muhammad’s Ascension (Mi‘raj) in Islamic Painting and Literature: Evidence from Cairo Collections, “Bulletin of the American Research Center in Egypt”, Summer 2004, vol. 185, p. 24-31.
- Prophetic Products: Muhammad in Contemporary Iranian Visual Culture, “Material Religion”, 2016, vol. 12, no. 3, p. 259-293.
- Signs of the Hour: Eschatological Imagery in Islamic Book Arts, “Ars Orientalis” 2014, vol. 44, p. 40-60.
- The Martyrs’ Museum in Tehran: Visualizing Memory in Post-Revolutionary Iran, “The Journal of Visual Anthropology”, 2012, vol. 25, no. 1-2, p. 68-97.
- Between Logos (Kalima) and Light (Nur): Representations of the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Painting, “Muqarnas”, 2009, vol.26, p. 1-34.
Honors[edit | edit source]
- Certificate of Achievement in Iranian Art by Tehran Municipality, December 20, 2010
- Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Indiana University, 2010
- Outstanding Instructor Award, International Studies, Indiana University, 2010
- Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize for Best Article on Islamic Art, College Art Association, 2006
- “Excellence in Teaching” Award, International Studies, Indiana University, 2006