Sharon C. Smith

Sharon C. Smith is the Program Head for the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT where she is responsible for creating, developing, and leading a full array of services and programs in support of faculty, students, and researchers of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture and the larger community. Since 1 January 2102, Dr. Smith also serves as Co-Director of Archnet, a globally-accessible, intellectual resource focused on architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation issues related to the Muslim world.

Dr. Smith earned her Ph.D. from the Graduate Program in History and Theory of Art and Architecture at Binghamton University. Her areas of specialization include the history of art and architecture of the Middle East and of Early Modern Italy. Dr. Smith sits on several boards, including Middle East Outreach Council, and was recently named a Fellow of the Institute, Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies. In addition, Dr. Smith is the image editor for Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World. She has lectured widely on issues of documentation, digitization, and the dissemination of knowledge, as well as on art historical topics primarily focused on visual and material culture in the Early Modern Mediterranean.

See more, including her CV, on Dr. Smith's page.


(updated: 28 February 2016 )


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