Glaire D. Anderson (PhD, MIT) is an historian of Islamic art, architecture, and civilization during the age of the caliphs, with a research focus on Umayyad Córdoba and the western Mediterranean.
She is author of The Islamic villa in early medieval Iberia: aristocratic estates and court culture in Umayyad Córdoba (Ashgate, 2013), which received the 2015 Eleanor Tufts Book Prize from the American Society of Hispanic Art Historical Studies. She is co-editor of The Aghlabids and their Neighbours: Art and Material Culture in 9th-century North Africa (Brill, 2017) and Revisiting al-Andalus: Perspectives on the Material Culture of Islamic Iberia and Beyond (Brill, 2007). Anderson is currently at work on a book about the ninth-century Cordoban polymath ‘Abbas Ibn Firnas.
Anderson has served on the Historians of Islamic Art Association Executive Board and her work has been recognized by the Society of Architectural Historians, the American Council of Learned Societies, the College Art Association, and the Association for Spanish & Portuguese Historical Studies.
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