Wihad Al-Tawil

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Wihad holds an MA and BA in Art History and taught Art History before joining the University of Chicago. A first year CMES master’s student, Wihad is interested in the syncretic histories of Arabia, Africa, and the Mediterranean world under Islam, as well as the correlation between Arab science and literature with art and architecture. Wihad hopes to study the global ramifications of the Golden Age through the material and visual manifestations of Arab-Islamic aesthetic culture in the West and beyond. Wihad is also interested in and has written about race, representation, and socio-politics in America.