Emily Neumeier (MA, Ph.D. History of Art, University of Pennsylvania) specializes in the art and architecture of the Islamic world, with a particular focus on the Eastern Mediterranean. Her current research combines issues of architectural patronage, center-periphery relations, and theories of geography and landscape to understand the shifting power dynamics of the Ottoman Empire during the so-called Age of Revolutions—all through an extended case study of the life and times of Tepdelenli Ali Pasha, the notorious provincial governor from Greece and Albania. Recent and forthcoming publications include an article on Ottoman antiquarianism in the International Journal of Islamic Architecture and an essay on historical memory in the post-imperial museum in the journal History & Anthropology. Her archival and field research has been supported by the American Research Institute in Turkey and with a Fulbright-Hays grant. Before coming to Temple, Dr. Neumeier previously taught at The Ohio State University and was a Research Collaborator in the Max Planck Research Group "Objects in the Contact Zone: The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things" at the Kunsthistorisches Institute in Florence. She remains a passionate proponent of the digital humanities, and to that end maintains the popular architecture blog Stambouline (www.stambouline.com) and serves as a frequent host on the Ottoman History Podcast (www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com).
For the 2018-2019 academic year, Dr. Neumeier will be in residence at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens as Getty/ACLS Fellow in the History of Art.