Dr. Hala Auji (2013) Appointed VCUarts Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair for Islamic Art

The Binghamton University Art History Department extends heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Hala Auji as she steps into the prestigious position of Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair for Islamic Art at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts (VCUarts), beginning August 16, 2022. Her position includes teaching, scholarly research and collaboration with VCUarts Qatar.

Dr. Hala Auji, 2022

Dr. Auji has been serving as Associate Professor of Art History at the Amercican University of Beirut (AUB). Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Los Angeles and Binghamton University (SUNY) as a lecturer in Islamic art and art history respectively. Her book, Printing Arab Modernity: Book Culture and the American Press in Nineteenth-Century Beirut, was published in 2016.

Auji earned her PhD in art history from Binghamton University, the State University of New York (SUNY), in 2013, working under the direction of Dr. Nancy Um. She also holds an MA in criticism and theory from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, and a BA degree in graphic design from AUB, Lebanon.