Um, Nancy

Chris Focht

Nancy Um is associate professor of art history at Binghamton University. She holds a Ph.D. from UCLA, and is the recipient of fellowships from the Getty Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright, and the American Institute for Yemeni Studies.  She has published on Yemeni architecture in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Arab domestic architecture, and Indian Ocean visual and built culture.  Her reviews and articles have appeared in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Art Journal, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and African Arts.

On Rorotoko:

On her book The Merchant Houses of Mocha: Trade and Architecture in an Indian Ocean Port
(Our Cover Feature of November 19, 2009)