Who I am

P1060663To quickly introduce myself, I am a specialist of Islamic Arts, from France but currently living in Manchester, UK.

I have a Ph.D. in Islamic Arts History from the Sorbonne University, obtained in December 2015 with the highest distinction.

For the last decade, I have been involved in many research programs and academic activities. Since 2018, I work as a freelance researcher for art market specialists and anyone needing an expertise on Islamic Arts. I use my knowledge and skills to research and publish on specific topics and intriguing items. You can check samples of my work and publications here.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have queries regarding expertise and writing services. 

Feel free to go through the description of my past projects below to learn more! Alternatively, you can jump directly to my curriculum.

2010-2015: Doctoral Dissertation

My doctoral dissertation focused on Persian and Indian flower paintings produced between the 16th and the 18th centuries and mounted in albums, also called muraqqa‘. This study was centered on three research axis. First, the analysis of pictorial practices, as well as the general evolution of floral forms on album pages. The taxonomic approach on flower … Continue reading 2010-2015: Doctoral Dissertation

2012-2017: Kalila wa Dimna

From 2012 to 2017, I participated in a research program led by the UMR 8167 in association with the Bibliotheque nationale de France, dedicated to illustrated manuscripts of Kalila wa Dimna produced in the Islamic world. Born in India and passed to Persia, Kalila wa Dimna is a collection of animal fables which has met … Continue reading 2012-2017: Kalila wa Dimna

2013-2017: Cornucopia

From 2013 to 2017, I was involved in the Association Cornucopia as the secretary, member of scientific counsel and administrative counsel. The association is dedicated to interdisciplinary studies on the 16th century. It organises seminars and symposiums on a variety of subjects and publishes twice a year the peer-reviewed journal Le Verger. From January to March 2015, … Continue reading 2013-2017: Cornucopia

2008-2012: The Qur’an of Gwalior

From 2008 to 2012, I worked on the research program led by the UMR 8167 in association with the Labex ResMed, focused on The Gwalior Qur’an. Produced at Gwalior, India, in 1399, this unique manuscript is preserved in the Aga Khan Collection in Toronto. Equipped with a complex hermeneutical system, referring to different levels of reading, … Continue reading 2008-2012: The Qur’an of Gwalior

Curriculum Vitae

Feel Free to download a lighter version of the below Curriculum Vitae Personal Statement Art Historian with a decade of experience in writing, research, edition and teaching, I am specialized in the art and history of the Islamic world. I work for curating institutions, art market specialists and generalist journals and magazines. I am currently … Continue reading Curriculum Vitae