Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi
Dr Chida-Razvi studied Art History at the University of Florida, Gainesville (BA), the Courtauld Institute of Art (MA) and SOAS (MA, PhD). She is a specialist on the art and architecture of Mughal South Asia and has lectured on various aspects of Islamic and Indo-Islamic art at SOAS, the Courtauld Institute of Art, the V&A Museum, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Oxford University and Morley College. For the Department of the History of Art & Archaeology at SOAS she has worked as a Graduate Teaching Fellow (2008, 2010), Course Tutor on the Diploma in Asian Art (2011, 2012), Senior Teaching Fellow (2014-15), and Postdoctoral Research Associate (2013-2015). Furthermore, she has participated in and been an academic consultant for an Open University educational film on the Religious Arts and a documentary on the Taj Mahal. In addition, she is Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Islamic Architecture and since 2012 has been the Hon. Secretary of the Indian Art Circle.
Having published on European views of Jahangir’s court and the Mughal city of Lahore, she is currently researching and writing a book on the patronage and production of the Mughal mausoleum of Emperor Jahangir.
History of Art & Architecture of the Muslim World, focusing on Mughal South Asia; Artistic, historic and cultural links between 17th Century Muslim South Asia and Iran, Anatolia and Europe; urbanism in Mughal South Asia.