Zeynep Çelik
Zeynep Çelik
Distinguished Professor
College of Architecture and Design NJIT
zeynep.celik@njit.edu



Biography

Zeynep Çelik is distinguished professor of architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her publications include The Remaking of Istanbul: Portrait of an Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century (1986—winner of the Institute of Turkish Studies Book Award, 1987), Displaying the Orient: Architecture of Islam at Nineteenth Century World’s Fairs (1992), Streets: Critical Perspectives on Public Space (1993—co-editor), Urban Forms and Colonial Confrontations: Algiers under French Rule (1997), Empire, Architecture, and the City: French-Ottoman Encounters, 1830-1914 (2008—winner of the Society of Architectural Historians Spiro Kostof Book Award, 2010), and Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City through Text and Image (2009—co-editor), as well as articles on cross-cultural topics. She served as the editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2000-2003). More recently, she curated an exhibition, “Walls of Algiers” at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (May-October 2009). She is currently preparing two exhibitions for Garanti Kültür Galeri in Istanbul. A co-edited volume, Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914, is forthcoming (fall 2011). She is now working on a new book project, titled Empires and Antiquities: Appropriating the Past. Professor Çelik has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2004) and American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (1992, 2004, and 2011)


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