Yasser Tabbaa

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Yasser Tabbaa is Visiting Professor of Art History at New York University Abu Dhabi.  A specialist in Medieval Islamic architecture, he brings together the architectural and epigraphic aspects of buildings to better understand the social, political and religious conditions under which they were built. He has published widely on monuments that span the regions of North Africa and the Middle East, and is currently at work on the intersection of Christian and Islamic art.

Tabbaa received his BA from Ohio State University and his PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He has previously taught at MIT and the University of Michigan.

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