Faculty

  • Shaikha Rashid Al Mazrou, Visiting Assistant Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: shaikha.almazrou@nyu.edu
    Education: MA Chelsea University of the Arts London

    Research Interests: Sculpture, Installation, Mixed Media, Materiality

  • Tarek Al-Ghoussein, MFA Program Director, Professor of Visual Arts Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ta52@nyu.edu

    Research Interests: photography, self-portraiture

  • Reindert Falkenburg, Special Academic Advisor; Visiting Professor of Early Modern Art and Culture Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: rlf9@nyu.edu

    Research Interests: visual arts, tensions and crises in late medieval and Renaissance art

  • Jonny Farrow, Assistant Arts Professor in Visual Arts and Interactive Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jf613@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Troy University; MA The City College of New York (CUNY); MFA The School of the Art Institute of C...

    Research Interests: sculpture, hardware hacking, printmaking, sound art

  • Terri Lynn Geis, Visiting Associate Arts Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: terri.geis@nyu.edu
    Education: BA St Andrews; MA Trinity College Dublin; PhD University of Essex

    Research Interests: Surrealism; Art of the Americas; Women Modernists

  • Fiona Kidd, Co-Program Head, Art and Art History; Assistant Professor of History and Art and Art History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: fjk3@nyu.edu
    Education: BA (Hons) University of Melbourne; PhD University of Sydney

    Research Interests: identity, images and the built environment, craft production, pre-Islamic Central Asian visual art

  • Salila Kulshreshtha, Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Art and Art History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: salila.kulshreshtha@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Lady Shri Ram College; MA Jawaharlal Nehru University; MPhil Jawaharlal Nehru University; PhD Jaw...

    Research Interests: Art and archaeology of South Asia, Religion in the Indian Ocean world, Museums and Heritage studies

  • Jill Magi, Associate Arts Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jill.magi@nyu.edu
    Education: MA, City College of the City University of New York; MFA, Goddard College

    Research Interests: poetry and poetics, experimental literature, handmade books, alternatives to mainstream publishing, ...

  • Salwa Mikdadi, Associate Professor Practice of Art History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sm5436@nyu.edu
    Education: BA American University of Beirut; MA J. F. Kennedy University

    Research Interests: history of modern and contemporary art in the Arab world

  • Robert Parthesius, Associate Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: rp1768@nyu.edu
    Education: MA University of Amsterdam; PhD University of Amsterdam

    Research Interests: Heritage Studies, Maritime Archaeology

  • Sandra Peters, Co-Program Head, Art and Art History; Assistant Arts Professor of Arts Practice Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sp159@nyu.edu
    Education: BFA ("Vordiplom") Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden; MFA ("Diplom“) Hochschule für Bildende Kün...

    Research Interests: art in architecture, sculpture, installation, moving images, performance

  • Goffredo Puccetti, Assistant Professor of Practice of Visual Arts Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: goffredo.puccetti@nyu.edu
    Education: Laurea cum Laude in Italian Literature and Art History from the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'; Gr...

    Research Interests: corporate identity, branding, visual communications

  • Laura Schneider, MFA Program Associate Director, Lecturer of Visual Arts Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: lws228@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, Carleton College; MA in Art Ed, Steinhardt; MFA in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice; T...

    Research Interests: Memory and language construction; alternate histories and archival interventions; and feminism.

  • Tina Sherwell, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Art History Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: ts4591@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Goldsmiths College, University of London, PhD University of Kent at Canterbury

    Research Interests: identity; landscape; Arab art; Palestinian art; visual culture

  • Gregor Stemmrich, Professor of Art and Art History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: gs148@nyu.edu
    Education: Staatsexamen (degree for teaching art); PhD Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Postdoctoral lecture qualificat...

    Research Interests: new technologies in contemporary art (film and video), media theory, history of exhibitions and art ...

  • Denise-Marie Teece, Assistant Professor of Art History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: dmt230@nyu.edu
    Education: MA, PhD New York University

    Research Interests: art and architecture in the Islamic world

  • Mahnaz Yousefzadeh, Affiliate Professor Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: my16@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD State University of New York, Binghamton

    Research Interests: Early Modern Mediterranean and Persianate worlds. Global art history. Aesthetics and Politics.

  • Alia Yunis, Visiting Associate Professor of Film and Heritage Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: alia.yunis@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Minnesota; MA American University; PhD University of Amsterdam

    Research Interests: Middle East & the Gulf; Film & Television; Literature; Heritage; Memory & Identity; Heritage, Food& ...

  • Shamoon Zamir, Professor of Literature and Art History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sz42@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, University of London; MA, Institute of United States and Latin American Studies, London; PhD, Un...

    Research Interests: literature, photography, intellectual history

Adjunct Faculty and Instructors

Name Title
Salem Al-Qassimi Adjunct Faculty