Jennifer Pruitt

Position title: Assistant Professor


Phone: (608) 263-2349

Department of Art History
232 Elvehjem

Jennifer Pruitt
Research Interests:

Medieval Islamic architecture, with a particular focus on Fatimid Egypt (909-1171); what architecture meant to the multi-confessional populations (Muslims, Christians, Jews) of the medieval Islamic world; how architecture was used as a form of political legitimacy in a period of rival caliphs; and how we might talk about destruction as a productive aspect of architectural patronage; artistic production in the wake of the Arab Spring; the re-imagining of the “medieval” in contemporary arts in the Middle East; and architectural patronage in the Arabian Gulf.