Finbarr Barry Flood
September - December 2006
Finbarr Barry Flood is assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts at New York University whose research and teaching focuses on Islamic Art. He is the author of The Great Mosque of Damascus: Studies on the Makings of an Umayyad Visual Culture (Leiden, 2001) and Objects of Translation: The Material Culture of Medieval ‘Hindu-Muslim’ Encounter (Princeton, forthcoming). The recipient of several fellowships, Flood has published in a range of international academic journals on the subjects of Islamic art and history, architectural historiography, and technologies of representation. At the Clark, he will be working on a study of the theory and practice of iconoclasm in the Islamic world and its role in Euro-American representations of Islamic cultures.