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Celik, Zeynep

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Email: zeynep.celik@njit.edu
Office: 533 Weston
Phone: 973-596-3013
Dept: School Of Architecture
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About Me

Zeynep Çelik is distinguished professor of architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Federated Department of History at the NJIT and Rutgers-Newark. Her publications include The Remaking of Istanbul: Portrait of an Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century (1986—winner of the Institute of Turkish Studies Book Award, 1987), Displaying the Orient: Architecture of Islam at Nineteenth Century World’s Fairs (1992), Streets: Critical Perspectives on Public Space (1993—co-editor), Urban Forms and Colonial Confrontations: Algiers under French Rule (1997), Empire, Architecture, and the City: French-Ottoman Encounters, 1830-1914 (2008—winner of the Society of Architectural Historians Spiro Kostof Book Award, 2010), Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City through Text and Image (2009—co-editor), and Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914 (2011, co-editor), as well as articles on cross-cultural topics. She served as the editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2000-2003). She co-curated “Walls of Algiers,” an exhibition at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (May-October 2009) and “Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914,” an exhibition at Salt, Istanbul (November 2011-March 2012). She is now working on a new book project, titled About Antiquities: Museums, Their Publics, and Life at the Digs. Professor Çelik has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2004), American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (1992, 2004, and 2011) and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2012).

Education

B.Arch., Istanbul Technical University, 1975M.Arch., Rice University, 1978PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1984 

Teaching Experience

Distinguished Professor, NJIT, 2005—current; Professor, NJIT, 1996—2005; Associate Professor, NJIT, 1991—1996. Visiting Professor, Barnard College, Spring 1999. Visiting Associate Professor. Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Fall 1992. Associate Professor. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University, 1990-1991; Assistant Professor, Columbia University, 1986- 1990. Visiting Aga Khan Assistant Professor of Architecture, MIT, 1988-1989.

Selected Fellowships

National Endowment for the Humanities, 2012; American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2011, 2004, and 1993; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2004; Graham Foundation, 1997; Social Science Research Council, 1994.

Editorial and Advisory Boards

International Journal of Middle East Studies, 2012—current; Ankara Araştırmaları Dergisi (Ankara), 2012-current; Perspective: La Revue de l’Institut National d’Histoire d’Art (Paris), 2005—current; Muqarnas, 1996--current.


Courses I Teach

Not teaching any courses this semester

Selected Publications

Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914, Istanbul: SALT Publications, 2011 (co-editor with Zainab Bahrani and Edhem Eldem).Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City through Text and Image (co-edited with Julia Clancy-Smith and Frances Terpak), Seattle and London: University of Washington Press/Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2009.Empire, Architecture, and the City: French-Ottoman Encounters, 1830-1914, Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2008. [Society of Architectural Historians Spiro Kostof Book Award, 2010]Urban Forms and Colonial Confrontations: Algiers under French Rule, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1997.Streets: Critical Perspectives on Public Space, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1993; paperback edition 1996 (co-editor with Diane Favro and Richard Ingersoll).Displaying the Orient: Architecture of Islam at Nineteenth Century World’s Fairs, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1992.The Remaking of Istanbul: Portrait of an Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century, Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1986; paperback edition by University of California Press, Berkeley, 1993. [Institute of Turkish Studies Book Award, 1987] 

New Book ProjectAbout Antiquities: Museums, Their Publics, and Life at the Digs.