American University of Beirut

Alya Karame

Alya Karame is trained as an Islamic art historian after having been a graphic designer with an interest in the visual culture of the region. She held a number of fellowships in Beirut, Oxford and Berlin after completing her PhD in Islamic Art History at the University of Edinburgh and her MA in History of Art & Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies. She was the recipient of a number of awards in support of her research and field trips. In the last few years, she lectured widely on her work and led workshops on the Qur’an in museums and academic institutions. Using novel methodologies that cull from the fields of art history, anthropology and cultural history, Alya opens the study of the Qur’an as an object and makes it relevant to those interested in the cultural production of the region. She is currently working on her book project.

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