Zainab Bahrani is Edith Porada Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archeology at Columbia University. Much of her work has focused on the role of the image in art, particularly in the ancient world. A former curator of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dr. Bahrani is now director of the Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments Project at Columbia, which locates and assesses the condition of monuments in Iraq and southern Turkey. She is also the author of numerous books, and her research has been recognized with several major awards, including a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Project Title: Monumental Landscapes: Historical Environments and Human Rights