Zeynep Celik, PhD, is a distinguished professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
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); and Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City through Text and Image (2009—co-editor), as well as articles on cross-cultural topics.
Celik served as the editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2000-2003). She co-curated an exhibition, “Walls of Algiers” at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (May-October 2009). A co-edited volume, Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914, is forthcoming (fall 2011); accompanied by a co-edited exhibition under the same title for SALT in Istanbul.
Celik received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
Last update: October 24, 2011
Topics: architecture, urban history, architectural history