Ph.D., Boston University, 2005
Modern Middle East and North Africa
Professor Holden completed her Ph.D. in History at Boston University in 2005. Her professional activities have provided her with opportunities to study Arabic in Tunisia, work for the US Embassy in Mauritania, examine historic preservation projects in Egypt, and research colonial architecture in Mali. Since arriving at Purdue University, she also directed a team of undergraduate and graduate students who collected social and economic data for a computer simulation of life in Baghdad, Iraq. Professor Holden is particularly interested in architecture and urbanism as well as the interconnections between politics and the environment in the Middle East and North Africa. She is the author of The Politics of Food in Modern Morocco as well as A Documentary History of Modern Iraq. Her current research addresses the colonial policy of historic preservation in the French Protectorate of Morocco between 1912 and 1942.
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