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 Nada M Shabout
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Nada M Shabout
Associate Professor-Art Education and Art History, Director-Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute
 
Contact address   1155 Union Circle, #305100, Denton, TX 76203-5017     Office LocationCollege of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas 
Email  Shabout@unt.edu   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership -Permanent   
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 DegreeMajor/Thesis/DissertationInstitutionYear
 Ph.D. in the HumanitiesAreas of concentration: Art Criticism and Art History, Cross-Cultural Studies, and Arab Studies;Dissertation: "Modern Arab Art and the Metamorphosis of the Arabic Letter";Chair: Dr. Beth WrightUniversity of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas1999
 Master of Arts in the HumanitiesAreas of concentration: Art Criticism and Art History, and Cross-Cultural StudiesUniversity of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas1991
 Bachelor of Fine Arts in ArtsConcentration in PaintingUniversity of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas1988
  Project: London Docklands, supervised by Ove Arup Consulting Engineers; Consultants: Richard Rogers & Associates.Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, England1985-1986
 Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Minor in Urban Planning University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas1984
  Architecture ProgramNew York Institute of Technology, New York1980-1982
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2014AEAH4825001Topics in Islamic and / or Middle Eastern Art Download Syllabus
Fall 2012AEAH4825001Contemporary Art and the Middle East Download Syllabus
Spring 2012AEAH4813001Postmodernism and the Visual Arts 1945-Present Download Syllabus
Fall 2011AEAH5825001Seminar in Islamic and / or Middle Eastern A  
Spring 2010AEAH5825001Seminar in Islamic and / or Middle Eastern Art36 
Fall 2009AEAH4815001Twentieth-Century Architecture132 
Fall 2009AEAH5825001Seminar in Islamic and / or Middle Eastern Art36 
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Cultural destruction and preservation
 

Historiography of Arab art
 

Historiography of Iraqi art
 

Identity politics and art
 

Post-colonial and Feminist theory
 

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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2008-PresentDirector Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute (CAMCSI)University of North Texas
2008-PresentAssociate Professor of Art HistorySchool of Visual Arts University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
2002-2008Assistant Professor of Art HistorySchool of Visual Arts vUniversity of North Texas, Denton, Texas
2008Visiting Associate Professor-Fulbright Senior Scholar College of Arts and DesignUniversity of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
2008Visiting Assistant ProfessorHistory, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art, Department of Architecture Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2001Visiting Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Art Austin College, Sherman, Texas
1993-1995Graduate Teaching Assistant and Graduate Research AssistantDepartment of Art and Art History University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2013-2014204010
2012-2013205030
2011-2012205030
2010-2011106030
2009-2010404020
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  YearPublication  Type
2013
Published
“The Cultural Costs of the 2003 US-Led Invasion of Iraq: A Conversation with Art Historian Nada Shabout.”
Nada Shabout and Isis Nusair
Feminist Studies, Volume 39, Number 1 (2013): 119-148.
Non Refereed(Non-peer reviewed)Journals
2013
Published
“Cinquante ans d’art modern (tout) contre l’Occident” in Le dossier central de ce numéro est intitulé “L'Egypte en son miroir, Arts et littératures, XIXe-XXIe siècle.”
Nada Shabout and Isis Nusair
Qantara 82, Institut du Monde Arabe: 38-40.
Non Refereed(Non-peer reviewed)Journals
2013
Published
“A Makeover: Baghdad, the 2013 Arab Capital of Culture.”
Nada Shabout
Middle East Report 266, published by The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP): 26-33.
Non Refereed(Non-peer reviewed)Journals
2012
Published
Bifurcations of Iraq's Visual Culture.” In Nadje al-Ali et al, eds. Resisting Despair: Iraqi Cultural Production.
Nada Shabout
Syracuse University Press
Book chapters
2012
Published
“Collecting Iraqi Art.” In Editors, Sonja Mejcher-Atassi and John Pedro Schwartz, Archives, Museums and Collecting Practices in the Modern Arab World
Nada Shabout
Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
Book chapters
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2010-2016Middle East Research and Information Projectmember ofeditorial committee 
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YearTitleRolePlaceType
2012Forever Now: Five Anecdotes from the Permanent CollectionAcademic AdvisorMathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar 
2010-2011Sajjil: A Century of Modern ArtSenior curatorMathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar 
2010-2011Interventions: A Dialogue Between the Modern and the ContemporaryCuratorAl-Riwaq Art Space, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar 
2009Cultural Rhythms in Iraqi ArtCuratorThe Arts Club, London, UK 
2009Modernism and IraqCo-CuratorColumbia University, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery; Exhibition., 28 January - 21 March 2009 
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YearTitleRoleOrganization
2009Panel discussion: “Creating Spaces: Cultural Development and Art Practices”; March 16, 2009 Global Art Forum, Art Dubai, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha . Qatar
2009Lecture: Iraq’s Lost Modernity Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.September 18, 2009
2009Session: “Writing and Translation,” at the Contemporary Art in the Middle East conferenceJanuary 22-23 2009 Tate Britain & Tate Modern, London . UK
2009Panel discussion: “Curating Modernism and Iraq,” with Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Collections Curator, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar, and moderated by Zainab Bahrani January 28, 2009. Columbia University, New York City, NY.
2009Panel discussion: joined Sarah Rogers and artists Walid Raad and Noah Simblist for panel discussion on the state of the field of contemporary Arab art February 11, 2009 Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas . TX
2009Session: Iraqi Traumas since the 1990s: Haunting Traces and Shifting Boundaries, double sessionChairMiddle East Studies Association, Boston, November 21-24, 2009
2009Paper: “Displacements, Relocations and Memories in Recent Iraqi Art"presenterMiddle East Studies Association, Boston, November 21-24, 2009
2009Lecture: Creating Culture through Art The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, London, UK.October 1, 2009
2009Lecture: representing AMCA March 18 2009 Sharjah Biennal: The March Meeting, Sharjah . UAE
2009Lecture: Art & Criticism in the Middle East Global Art Forum, Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah . Dubai
2008Lecture: Contemporaneity in Art of the Arab World November 4, 2008 Darat al-Funun, Amman . Jordan
2008Lecture: Contemporary Documentations. University Night at the Crow; A lecture in connection with Documenting China: Contemporary Photography and Social Change exhibition June 19, 2008 Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas . TX
2008Advocacy Session: Cultural Patrimony in Iraq; February 20-23, 2008Organizer and chairCollege Art Association • Dallas
2008Visually Speaking: 'Us' and 'The Other'Organizer and chairThe Muslim World and the West: Emerging Avenues for Convergence . Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2008"Mores and Wars: Cultural Patrimony in Iraq"Organizer and chairInternational Association of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, 3rd Annual Conference,SOAS, University of London
2008Lecture: The Beauty in the Word: Calligraphy and Epigraphy in Islamic Architecture;April 29, 2008 Keynote speaker at annual commemoration of Milad-un-Nabi . Montreal, Canada
2008Lecture: Usurping History: Iraqi Art, Monuments and Artists April 15, 2008 Homeworks IV: A Forum on Cultural Practices . Beirut, Lebanon
2008ARTSPACE, CAA Dallas, Annual Artist InterviewsAdel Abidin interviewed by Nada ShaboutDallas, Texas, February 22, 2008
2008Ways of Seeing: Contemporary Art in the Middle EastSaturday Seminar for TeachersHagop Kevorkian Center, NYU. New York City
2008Lecture: History without Art: The Impact of Loss, Exile and Renewal in Modern Iraqi Art; Panel discussion with McGuire Gibson, moderated by Abbas Milani, January 28, 2008 Iraq: Reframe Aurora Forum Talks at Stanford University organized by Montalvo Arts Center
2008Panel discussion: The Scholar, The Patron and The Artist February 7, 2008 Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East the British Museum touring exhibition, Dubai UAE
2008Lecture: Arab Aesthetics Reconsidered: Art Today March 17, 2008 The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture series; Massachusetts Institute of Technology . Cambridge, MA
2007-2008Moments from 20th Century Iraqi Art. November 3-January 5, 2007; January 20-April 2, 2008 The Montalvo Art Center
2007Panel discussion with Nadje al-Ali April, 12, 2007 Gendered Borders symposium, Women's Studies, Denison University, Ohio
2007Lecture: Gender, Creativity and War: Iraqi Women Artists; April 10, 2007 Gendered Borders symposium, Women's Studies, convocation, Denison University, Ohio
2007Lecture: Iraqi Iconography: Formation, Continuity and Dislacement; February 15, 2007 Arabic Studies Seminar, Columbia University
2007Paper: The Challenge of Teaching “Islamic” Cultures of the Modern Age Southeastern College Art Conference • Charleston, West Virginia
2007Lecture: Recovering Contemporary Iraqi Art; March 8, 2007 The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University Visual Culture Series
2007Paper: Constructing Victory: Iraqi Visual Culture after 2003 College Art Association • New York
2007Visualizing Iraqi Politics and Cultures in Iraq and the Diaspora, in conjunction with Dafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book ArtOrganizer and moderatorThe New School University and the Center for Book Arts; New York, Feb. 16, 2007
2007Paper: New Age Orientalism: The Middle East and Islam in US Museums after 9/11 “Representations of 9/11” Conference at the University of Westminster
2007Paper: From Arabism to Globalism: Defining the Field of Arab Art Yarmouk University • Irbid, Jordan
2007Paper: Bollywood: India’s “Global” Self-representation MIT5, Media in Transition 5: Creativity, Ownership and Collaboration in the Digital Age • Boston
2007Paper: Visual Casualties and Cultural Displacement War and Our World Conference • London, UK
2007Paper: Iraq’s Visual Culture: Displaced, Destroyed, or Transformed, Rebuilding Sustainable Communities in Iraq University of Massachusetts • Boston
2007Double Session: Art Without History? Evaluating ‘Arab’ ArtOrganizer and chairMiddle East Studies Association • Montreal, Canada
2006Lecture: Saving Iraqi Culture; October 5, 2006 Rothko Chapel, Houston, Texas
2006Lecture: Visualizing the Word May 16, 2006 Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East exhibition and symposium, the British Museum, London, UK
2006Lecture: Iraqi Art, at the opening of Dafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art The University of Texas, El Paso
2006Lecture: Culture and War: Iraq's Destruction or Reconstruction?; January 25, 2006 Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
2006Roundtable: Reconstruction and Reconfiguration of Baghdad’s Public Space: Perspectives, Promises and DangersOrganizer and chairThe Second World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies at Amman, Jordan
2006Lecture: Iraqi Art: Continuity through Contemporaneity, at the opening of Dafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art Carleton College Art Gallery, at Boliou Hall Auditorium, Northfield, MN
2006Panel : Gendered Creativity, Gendered Representations: Middle Eastern Women in the Visual ArtsOrganizer and chairThe Second World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies at Amman, Jordan
2006roundtable Exhibiting the “Orient” in the Age of Globalization Paper: Visually Performing Culture: Iraqi Iconography of the 1950s November 18-21, 2006Organizer and chairMiddle East Studies Association • Boston
2006Paper: Politics of Presentation: Islamic and Arab Art Exhibitions in America, “Building Bridges” or Perpetuating Stereotype April 27-29, 2006 Mapping Arab Diasporas Conference • University of Michigan, Dearborn
2006Paper: Globalization or Isolation: the Effects of Sanctions on Contemporary Iraqi Art;March 22-26, 2006 The Seventh Mediterranean Social and Political Research Meeting • Florence, Italy
2006Paper: A “Liberated” Iraq: Simulation through Cultural Destruction Empire, Resistance, and the War in Iraq • University of Texas, Austin
2006Paper: Historic Amnesia or Ideology: the Absence of Arab Art from the Global Context; February 22-25, 2006 College Art Association • Boston
2006From Local to Global: Visual Arts in the Eastern Mediterranean between International Markets and Local ExpectationsCo-director with Dr. Silvia Naef, University of GenevaThe Seventh Mediterranean Social and Political Research Meeting, Florence, Italy; March 22 – 26, 2006
2006Paper: The Ideology of Visualizing Space The Second World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies at Amman, Jordan
2006On Destruction of Modern Iraqi HeritageOrganizer and chair of a panelThe Orfali Gallery, Amman, Jordan
2005-presentDafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, A traveling groundbreaking exhibition presenting the work of 17 contemporary Iraqi artists NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, IL, August 28 - October 13, 2007
2005-presentDafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, A traveling groundbreaking exhibition presenting the work of 17 contemporary Iraqi artists Minneapolis Athenaeum, Minneapolis, MN, June 1 - July 31, 2007
2005-presentDafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, A traveling groundbreaking exhibition presenting the work of 17 contemporary Iraqi artists Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 17 - March 11, 2006
2005-presentDafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, A traveling groundbreaking exhibition presenting the work of 17 contemporary Iraqi artists The University of North Texas Art Gallery;October 17 - November 22, 2005
2005-presentDafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, A traveling groundbreaking exhibition presenting the work of 17 contemporary Iraqi artists The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas, El Paso, April 6-June 10, 2006
2005-presentDafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, A traveling groundbreaking exhibition presenting the work of 17 contemporary Iraqi artists Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield, Minnesota, January 6 - February 12, 2006
2005-presentDafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, A traveling groundbreaking exhibition presenting the work of 17 contemporary Iraqi artists The Jaffe Center for Book Arts in Florida October-November, 2007
2005-presentDafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, A traveling groundbreaking exhibition presenting the work of 17 contemporary Iraqi artists Denison University, Ohio Jan-March, 2008
2005-presentDafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, A traveling groundbreaking exhibition presenting the work of 17 contemporary Iraqi artists Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA, October 18 - December 11, 2006
2005Paper: Contemporary Visual Discourse in Iraq;March 26-28, 2005 Kuwait International Conference on Discourse Analysis • Kuwait University
2005University of North Texas Multicultural Center, Denton, TX; April 20, 2005 University of North Texas Multicultural Center, Denton, TX
2005Lecture: Iraqi Art and Culture; March 2, 2005 Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
2005Lecture: Iraq's Modern Heritage The Wolfson Center for National Affairs and The Vera List Center f or Art and Politics, the New School University, New York City, NY
2005Paper: Historiographic Invisibilities: The Case of Contemporary Iraqi Art;August 2-5, 2005 The Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
2005Paper: The “Free” Art of Occupation: Images for a “New” Iraq The International Association of Contemporary Iraqi Studies Inaugural Conference, University of East London • United Kingdom
2005Paper: Feminine Views: Contemporary Iraqi Women Artists Middle East Studies Association • Washington, D.C.
2005Paper: Visual Discourse in Iraq: Identity, Change, and Visual Representations; March 16-20, 2005 The Sixth Mediterranean Social and Political Research Meeting • Florence, Italy
2005Paper: Negotiations of Iraqi Identities: Iconography and Perception of Self in Visual Representations Royal Interfaith Institute • Amman, Jordan
2005Pages from Iraq’s History. A one-day symposium, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m October 17, 2005 The University of North Texas
2005Paper: Between East and West: Art History, Definitions and Contemporary Iraqi Art;January 13-16, 2005 The 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities
2004Paper: Visual Reconstructions of Baghdad: Memories and Realities; May 5-7, 2004 Ege University: International Cultural Studies Symposium • Izmir, Turkey
2004Paper: Visual Representations and Identity in Iraq; March 20, 2004 Sixth Annual Middle East Studies Regional Conference • University of California, Santa Barbara
2004CAA Special Advocacy Session Cultural Heritage in Time of War Paper: Contemporary Iraqi Art: Education and Professional Community in Baghdad, Iraq February 18-21, 2004 College Art Association • Seattle, WA
2004Lecture: Islamic Aesthetics And Iraqi Art Today; June 16, 2004 Educational Testing Service, Trenton, NJ
2003Shock and Awe: An Operation for Iraqi Liberation or American Occupation? An interdisciplinary panel discussion organized by the Model International Organization University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
2003Paper: Islamic Art: Aesthetics, Ideology and Religion; February 19-22, 2003 College Art Association • New York, New York
2003Paper: Al-Azzawi: A Visual Renegotiation of an Iraqi Identity;November 7-9, 2003 Middle East Studies Association • Anchorage, Alaska
2001Lecture: Understanding Islam: a series of lectures and a panel discussion on Islam and Islamic art Austin College, Sherman, Texas
2000Lecture: Islamic Art: Definitions and Misconceptions Austin College, Sherman, Texas
1996Paper: Text As Image in Arab Art; April 25-27, 1996 Inscription as Art in the World of Islam Conference; Hofstra Cultural Center, Hofstra University • New York
toggle toggle News Articles
AMCA - Interview with Nada Shabout
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Haupt & Binde, “AMCA - Interview with Nada Shabout,” Universes in Universe, Nafas Art Magazine, September 2008,


Radio interview “Iraqi Modern Art"
Louay Ismail, Producer Arabic Service, BBC Xtra, London, radio interview “Iraqi Modern Art,” August 08, 2008


Radio interview on BBC

Hala Saleh, BBC Arabic Planning, radio interview on BBC, June 30, 2008


“The Indiana Jones of Iraqi Art"

Bob Smyth, “The Indiana Jones of Iraqi Art,” The Sunday Post, Glasgow, Scotland July 20, 2008


Texan helps document modern art looted from Iraq
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AP reporter Jamie Stengle, “Texan helps document modern art looted from Iraq,” June 28, 2008. The story was picked up by national and international news outlets, including the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and BBC


Special to The Daily Star
Laura Wilkinson, "There is more to be mourned than Iraq's ancient treasures,Nada Shabout's talk at Home Works laments the tragic loss of the occupied country's modern art patrimony as well," Special to The Daily Star, Beirut, Lebanon, April 18, 2008.

Art and the Academic
Carole Corm, "Art and the Academic," Canvas, Art and Culture from the Middle East and Arab World, Volume 4, issue 2, March/April 2008.


Speakers bemoan loss of Iraqi art, Both stress deep history of art, recent plunder of museums
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Mohammed Ali, "Speakers bemoan loss of Iraqi art, Both stress deep history of art, recent plunder of museums," The Stanford Daily, January 29, 2008

History of Modern Art in Iraq
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Zeina Zaatari, "History of Modern Art in Iraq" on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, December 12th, KPFA-Berkeley.

Looking for Generations' Worth of Imagination: Shabout
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Narcel X, "Looking for Generations' Worth of Imagination: Shabout," Montréal Mirror, Nov 21 2007

Interview that highlights my work with AMCA and Arab art
Carole Corm, Interview that highlights my work with AMCA and Arab art. November issue, Elle Middle East., 2007

Professor Strives to Save Iraq's Heritage
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Michael Mooney, "Professor Strives to Save Iraq's Heritage," front page in Time Out, Gulf Times Feature. October 9, 2007.

Lost Treasures: Art Historian Documents Missing Iraqi Art
Ellen Rossetti, "Lost Treasures: Art Historian Documents Missing Iraqi Art," in The North Texan, Fall 2007, vol. 57 no. 3.

UNT Professor's Mission: Save Iraq's Modern Heritage
Michael Mooney, "UNT Professor's Mission: Save Iraq's Modern Heritage," in the Dallas Morning News, September 23, 2007.


Forming Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA)
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Maya Ghandour, Article highlighting my work and my role in forming Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA), in L'Orient Le Jour, The Lebanese daily newspaper of French expression, August 10, 2007.

"Iraq's Forgotten Modern Art" and "Introducing Iraq's Contemporary Artists"
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Anayat Durrani, "Iraq's Forgotten Modern Art," January 31, 2007, and "Introducing Iraq's Contemporary Artists; The two stories are based on extended interviews with me.


Looted collection of the Iraqi Museum of Modern Art
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UNT 2006 issue of Resource magazine. The story covers the topic of my research and project of documenting the looted collection of the Iraqi Museum of Modern Art

Situation of cultural preservation in Iraq today
KUHF 88.7FM, Houston Public Radio, interview by Dean Dalton for the Front Row about my work on Oct. 5, 2006, organized through contact with The Rothko Chapel. The interview focused on the situation of cultural preservation in Iraq today, and specifically about my project of constructing a virtual archive.

A UNT Art Professor Searches For Stolen Iraqi Art
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CBS - Channel 11, “A UNT Art Professor Searches For Stolen Iraqi Art.” March 7, 2006. Newspaper: CBS - Channel 11 (DFW) Writer: Eileen Gonzales. Article date: 03/08/2006

UNT educator works to find lost Iraqi art
Terry Lee Goodrich, Front page, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “UNT educator works to find lost Iraqi art,” Nov. 17, 2005.

“A ferocious defender of all that relates to the Iraqi art memory, the professor of modern and contemporary Arab art, Dr. Nada Shabout”
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a guest of “Hadith Akhar (Another Talk)” on Alsumaria TV, aired on Dec 7, 2012.

Jay Merrick, Rapping and Wrapping in Modern Arab Art, The Independent, December 29, 2010.
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toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2009The Open Modern Art Collection of Iraq: Web tools for documenting, sharing and enriching Iraqi artistic expressions and experiences.National Endowment for the Humanities-Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants OtherActive
2007-2008Lecture/Research fellowship to Jordan Project: Arab Art Now: A Study of the Contemporary Art Vision in JordanFulbright Senior Scholar Program OtherCompleted
2006-2007 Faculty Research Grants, University of North Texas OtherCompleted
2006-2007Project: Recovering Iraq's Modern Heritage: Constructing and Digitally Documenting the Collection of the former Saddam Center for the ArtsThe American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) Fellowship$10,000OtherActive
2007Project: Between Local and Global: Continuity in Iraqi Art Since 1990The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) Fellowship OtherActive
2007 Faculty Research Grant (Small Grants) for FY2007-08, University of North Texas OtherActive
2005Dafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book ArtThe Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation$5,000OtherCompleted
2003-2004 Faculty Research Grants, University of North Texas$5,000OtherActive
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Women's Studies Affiliated Faculty
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Global Visual Culture
 

Islamic Art
 

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Architecture
 

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Art of the Middle East
 

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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2007-PresentAssociation for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA)Founding President and member 
2005-PresentThe American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII)Member 
2004-PresentAssociation for the Middle East Women’s StudiesMember 
2004-PresentHistorians of Islamic ArtMember 
2004-PresentInstitute of Near East and African StudiesMember 
1997-PresentCollege Art AssociationMember 
1993-PresentMiddle East Studies AssociationMember 
2008The International Association of Contemporary Iraqi Studies (IACIS)Member 
1990-1999International Council for Women in the ArtsMember 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2010Research Creativity Enhancement.University of North Texas
2006responsible for selecting the slate of candidates to run in MESA’s 2006 election of officersNominated by the Middle East Studies Association’s Board of Directors for the 2006 Nominating Committee
2005Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, $5000University of North Texas
2005 Humanities Texas, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Texas Commission on the Arts
2004Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship $5000 
2003Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship $5000University of North Texas
 Received $2,100, in support of Pages from Iraq’s History, Monday, October 17, 2005.Federation of North Texas Area Universities
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YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2009Heritage Committee, Cultural Section-Iraqi EmbassyMember 
2008-2011Cultural Development Committee Board of Governors, Qatar Foundation, and a consultant to the Museum of Modern Arab Art in Doha, QatarMember 
2008College Art Association • Dallas Delivered keynote address on behalf of Dr. Donny George, former Director of the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage in Iraq and director general of the National Museum in Baghdad, February 21, 2008
2007-2009the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA).Founding president 
2007Iraqi Cultural Heritage, U. S. Department of State, Cultural Heritage CenterSpecial Coordinator 
2005.S. v. McMillion case, Ft. Walton Beach, Eglin Air force Base, Florida, April 2005National expert witness 
2005International Journal of the HumanitiesReferee 
2003Conscience InternationalMemberUS academic humanitarian team to Baghdad-Iraq. Mission objective: to establish sustainable development partnerships between US institutions and Iraqi institutions in health care, medical education, elementary and higher education
2003The Aga Khan FoundationMemberQuality Assurance team for the activities of the Village In Action of the Partnership Walk 2003
2002-2005Educational Testing ServiceFaculty consultantCollege Board’s AP Art History Reading
2002-2004Educational Testing Service Test development work
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Languages
Arabic: fluent speaking, reading and writing in classical, standard, and various spoken dialects
French: reading and writing knowledge
Russian: reading knowledge
Urdu & Hindi: working knowledge

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