Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

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AlSayyad, Nezar

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_781-2

Basic Biographical Information

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.

Major Accomplishments

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....

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Further Reading

  1. AlSayyad, N. 1991. Cities and caliphs: On the genesis of Arab Muslim urbanism. New York: Greenwood Press.Google Scholar
  2. AlSayyad, N. 2006. Cinematic urbanism. New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
  3. AlSayyad, N. 2011. Cairo: Histories of a city. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. AlSayyad, N., ed. 1992. Forms of dominance: On the architecture and urbanism of the colonial enterprise. Avebury, UK: London and Aldershot.Google Scholar
  5. AlSayyad, N., ed. 2001a. Hybrid urbanism: On the identity discourse and the built environment. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.Google Scholar
  6. AlSayyad, N., ed. 2001b. Consuming tradition, manufacturing heritage: Global norms and urban forms in the age of tourism. New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
  7. AlSayyad, N., ed. 2004. The end of tradition. New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
  8. AlSayyad, N., and J.-P. Bourdier, eds. 1989. Dwellings, settlements and tradition. New York: University Press of America.Google Scholar
  9. AlSayyad, N., and M. Castells, eds. 2002. Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.Google Scholar
  10. AlSayyad, N., and M. Massoumi, eds. 2010. The fundamentalist city? Religiosity and the remaking of urban space. New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
  11. AlSayyad, N.I., A. Bierman, and N. Rabbat, eds. 2005. Making Cairo medieval. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.Google Scholar
  12. Garcia Canclini, N. 1995. Hybrid cultures. Strategies for entering and leaving modernity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.Google Scholar

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Environmental DesignUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vicky Kynourgiopoulou
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  1. 1.College of Global StudiesArcadia University/ Universita' degli Studi di Roma TreRomeItaly