Christiane Gruber

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Associate Professor of Islamic Art
(on leave 2015-16)

  • Fields of Study
    • Islamic painting
    • Persian and Turkic book arts
    • codicology and paleography
    • texts and images of the Prophet Muhammad’s ascension (mi‘raj)
    • Islamic representations of the Prophet Muhammad
    • Iranian post-revolutionary art and visual culture
    • modern Islamic visual and material culture
  • About

    Christiane Gruber is on leave for 2015-16.

    Christiane Gruber’s primary field of research is Islamic book arts, paintings of the Prophet Muhammad, and Islamic ascension texts and images, about which she has written two books and edited a volume of articles. She also pursues research in Islamic book arts and codicology, having authored the online catalogue of Islamic calligraphies in the Library of Congress as well as edited the volume of articles, The Islamic Manuscript Tradition. Her third field of specialization is modern Islamic visual culture and post-revolutionary Iranian visual and material culture, about which she has written several articles. She also has co-edited two volumes on Islamic and cross-cultural visual cultures. She is currently writing her next book, titled The Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Texts and Images.

  • Education
    • PhD Islamic Art History, University of Pennsylvania, 2005
    • MA Islamic Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 2001
    • BA Art History, Princeton University, 1998