Perween Hasan

Art historian and VC Central Women's University, Dhaka

Visiting & Regular Faculty

Perween Hasan is a specialist in the architecture of the Indian subcontinent. After received her PhD. from Harvard University in 1984, she joined the department of Islamic History and Culture at Dhaka University where she now serves as professor and an associate of the department of Women and Gender Studies. She often lectures and teaches in the United States. In 1993-94 she was Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Oberlin College where she taught in the art department. She returned to Oberlin College in 2000 as the Shansi Visiting Professor, and in 2006 was a Fulbright visiting scholar at the University of Southern Maine. Author of over 20 articles, essays, and book chapters in journals, encyclopedias, and edited volumes, she has also been a distinguished lecturer at the V&A in London England, and a consultant to Sesame Street, the World Bank Cultural Preservation Program, and the Social Science Research Council. Her most recent publication is Sultans and Mosques: The Early Muslim Architecture of Bangladesh (London: I. B. Tauris, 2007).