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Dr. Nezar AlSayyad is an architect, planner, urban designer, and urban historian. He is a Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Urban History at the University of California at Berkeley where he currently serves as Chair of the University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) and the Director of the International and Area Studies Graduate Program. AlSayyad holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering and Diploma in Town Planning from Cairo University, an M.S. in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Architectural History from UC Berkeley.
He is the recipient of many grants and awards for his research, books, films, and projects. In 1988, AlSayyad co-founded the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE). Today, he still serves as the Association’s President and Editor of its highly acclaimed peer-reviewed journal Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review....
- AlSayyad, N. 1991. Cities and caliphs: On the genesis of Arab Muslim urbanism. New York: Greenwood Press.
- AlSayyad, N. 2006. Cinematic urbanism. New York: Routledge.
- AlSayyad, N. 2011. Cairo: Histories of a city. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- AlSayyad, N., ed. 1992. Forms of dominance: On the architecture and urbanism of the colonial enterprise. Avebury, UK: London and Aldershot.
- AlSayyad, N., ed. 2001a. Hybrid urbanism: On the identity discourse and the built environment. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
- AlSayyad, N., ed. 2001b. Consuming tradition, manufacturing heritage: Global norms and urban forms in the age of tourism. New York: Routledge.
- AlSayyad, N., ed. 2004. The end of tradition. New York: Routledge.
- AlSayyad, N., and J.-P. Bourdier, eds. 1989. Dwellings, settlements and tradition. New York: University Press of America.
- AlSayyad, N., and M. Castells, eds. 2002. Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
- AlSayyad, N., and M. Massoumi, eds. 2010. The fundamentalist city? Religiosity and the remaking of urban space. New York: Routledge.
- AlSayyad, N.I., A. Bierman, and N. Rabbat, eds. 2005. Making Cairo medieval. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
- Garcia Canclini, N. 1995. Hybrid cultures. Strategies for entering and leaving modernity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.