Zeynep Çelik

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Zeynep Çelik
Visiting Professor

Distinguished Professor, College of Architecture and Design NJIT
B.Arch, Istanbul Technical University
M.Arch, Rice University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Office: S-11 (by appointment)
Email:  zcelik@princeton.edu

Zeynep Çelik works on cross-cultural exchanges in architecture and urbanism. 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), Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City through Text and Image (2009—co-editor), Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914 (2011, co-editor), and Camera Ottomana: Photography and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire, 1840-1914 (2015, co-editor), as well as many articles. Her new book, About Antiquities: Politics of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, will come out in September 2016. She is currently working on the cities in Syria and Lebanon during the French Mandate. Among the exhibitions she co-curated are “Walls of Algiers” (Los Angeles, 2009), “ Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914” (Istanbul, 2011-2012), “1001 Faces of Orientalism” (Istanbul, 2013), and  “Camera Ottomana: Photography and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire, 1840-1914” (Istanbul, 2015). Professor Çelik has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2004), American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (1992, 2004, and 2011) and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2012), as well as an honorary doctorate from Bosporus University (2013), the Vehbi Koç Award (2014), and the Sarton medal (2014).

Recent Courses
ARC 594: Topics in Architecture: Colonial Cities (Spring 2016)